Anti-Intellectualism in American Life
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 4 janv. 2012 - 464 pages
Winner of the 1964 Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life is a book which throws light on many features of the American character. Its concern is not merely to portray the scorners of intellect in American life, but to say something about what the intellectual is, and can be, as a force in a democratic society.
"As Mr. Hofstadter unfolds the fascinating story, it is no crude battle of eggheads and fatheads. It is a rich, complex, shifting picture of the life of the mind in a society dominated by the ideal of practical success." —Robert Peel in the Christian Science Monitor
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CONTENTS Q PART I: INTRODUCTION cum 1 Anti-intellectualism in Our Time 3 2 On the Unpopularity of Intellect 24 PART II: THE RELIGION OF THE HEART 3 The Evangelical Spirit 55 4 Eoangelicalism and the Reoimlists 81 5 The Revolt against ...
Exhibit I . Since I shall have much to say in these pages about antiintellectualism in the evangelical tradition, it seems important to cite at least one survival of this tradition. Thesebrief quotations are taken from the most ...
I have found anti-intellectual leaders who were evangelical ministers, many of them highly intelligent and some even learned; fundamentalists, articulate about their theology; politicians, including some of the shrewdest; businessmen or ...
It first got its strong grip on our ways of thinldng because it was fostered by an evangelical religion that also purveyed many humane and democratic sentiments. It made its. 5As a case in point, I have found it desirable to discuss the ...
In modern culture the evangelical movement has been the most powerful carrier of this kind of religious anti-intellectualism, ... Of course, America is not the only society whose culture has been affected by evangelicalism.
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - arosoff - LibraryThing
After 50 years, Richard Hofstadter’s analysis of anti-intellectualism in America is not just a historical curiosity; it’s a vital work that continues to inform modern thought and policy. When we see ... Consulter l'avis complet
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The most interesting parts were in the historical observations. The fifth part on anti-intellectualism in education, particularly concerning the state of secondary education seemed irrelevant; at ... Consulter l'avis complet
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Variations on a Theme
The School and the Teacher
The Road to Life Adjustment
The Child and the World
Alienation and Conformity
Business and Intellect