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 ...
In any case, the discipline of the heart, and the oldfashioned principles of religion and morality, are more reliable guides to life than an education which aims to produce minds responsive to new trends in thought and art.
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 ...
As a consequence, the heartland of America, filled with people who are often fundamentalist in religion, nativist in prejudice, isolationist in foreign policy, and conservative in economics, has constantly rumbled with an underground ...
It had to confront modernism in religion, literature, and art, relativity in morals, racial equality as a principle of ethics and public law, and the endless sexual titillation of our mass communications. In rapid succession it was ...
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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