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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Chapter 7 appeared in somewhat difierent form as '“Idealists and Professors and Sore-heads': The Genteel Reformers" in the Columbia University Forum. Chapter 14 appeared in somewhat difl'erent form as “The Child and the World" in ...
... and even in the Eisenhower administration, some apocalypse for intellectuals in public life, it is no longer possible, now that Washington has again become so hospitable to Harvard professors and ex-Rhodes scholars.
... of the professors nor Miss McCarthy with the late senator of the same name.' The criticism of other intellectuals is, after all, one of the most important functions of the intellectual, and he customarily performs it with vivacity.
... often a professor or the protégé of a professor. Fundamentally superficial. Over—emotional and feminine in reactions to any problem. Supercilious and surfeited with conceit and contempt for the experience of more sound and able men.
... a categorical folkish dislike of the educated classes and of anything respectable, established, pedigreed, or cultivated. The right-wing crusade of the 1950's was full of heated rhetoric about “Harvard professors, twisted-thinking ...
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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