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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Our universities are the training grounds for the barbarians of the future, those who, in the guise of learning, shall come forth loaded with pitchforks of ignorance and cynicism, and stab and destroy the remnants of human civilization.
See Arthur Bestor's comments in The Restoration of Learning (New York, 1955 ), p. 54. 8"G. E. Moore," Encounter, Vol. XII (]anuary, 1959), p. 68; 17 Anti-intellectualism in Our Time.
The element of play seems to be rooted in the ethos of the leisure class, which has always been central in the history of creative imagination and humanistic learning. The element of piety is reminiscent of the priestly inheritance of ...
Take off the fond doting . . . upon the learning of the Iesuites, and the glorie of the Episcopacy, and brave estate of thc Prclates. I say bee not deceived with these pompes, and cm ty shewes, and faire re resentations of a goodly ...
You maintain, that 'extensive learning' is usually requisite for those who would influence their fellow men on religious subjects. But Iesus certainly did not take this into consideration in the selection of the twelve from the mass of ...
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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
SelfHelp and Spiritual Technology
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