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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... through scores of consecutive pages, one must resolve to risk wounding the national amour-propre, although this can only divert attention from the business at hand, which is to shed a little light on our cultural problems.
2 The only American historian, to my knowledge, who has concerned himself extensive] with the problem is Merle Curti, in his sugglestive volume, American Par 1: (New Brunswick, New jersey, 1956) and in is presidential address before the ...
Over—emotional and feminine in reactions to any problem. Supercilious and surfeited with conceit and contempt for the experience of more sound and able ... cum: : One of the problems are the people there. 9 Anti-intellectualism in Our Time.
cum: : One of the problems are the people there. I believe I can—I think I can establish, unless we—again, un7White House Press Release, "Remarks of the President at the Breakfast Given by Various Re blican Groups of Southern California ...
Even father couldn't solve all the problems. I decided to have a talk with the teacher. There was no welcome on the mat of that school. No one greeted the stranger or made note of his coming. A somber hallway presented itself, ...
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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