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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On this count I admire the spirit of Emerson, who wrote: “Let us honestly state the facts. Our America has a bad name for superficialness. Great men, great nations, have not been boasters and buffoons, but perceivers of the tenor of ...
“The proper function of the human race, taken in the aggregate," wrote Dante in De Monarchia, “is to actualize continually the entire capacity possible to the 27 On the Unpopulan'ty of Intellect.
“Let us use this word,” wrote one of them in 1898, “since it has received high consecration.” In the following year William James wrote, in a letter referring to the role of the French intellectuals in the Dreyfus aHair: “We ...
"Let us admit the case of the conservative,” John Dewey once wrote. “If we once start thinking no one can guarantee what will be the outcome, except that many objects, ends and institutions will be surely doomed.
... if theory is conceived as something serviceable but not " “We always preferred an ignorant bad man to a talented one," wrote B. R. Hall of early Indiana society, "and hence attem ts were usually made to ruin the moral character of a ...
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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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