Anti-intellectualism in American Life. (3. Print.)

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Knopf, 1963 - 434 pages
Portrays the rise of anti-intellectualism in America during the McCarthy era

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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

Table des matières

Antiintellectualism in Our Time
3
On the Unpopularity of Intellect
24
The Evangelical Spirit
55
Evangelicalism and the Revivalists
81
The Revolt against Modernity
117
The Decline of the Gentleman
145
The Fate of the Reformer
172
The Rise of the Expert
197
SelfHelp and Spiritual Technology
253
Variations on a Theme
272
The School and the Teacher
299
The Road to Life Adjustment
323
The Child and the World
359
CONCLUSION
372
Alienation and Conformity
393
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Business and Intellect
233

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Born in 1916, Richard Hofstadter was one of the leading American historians and public intellectuals of the 20th century. His works include The Age of Reform, Anti-intellectualism in American Life, Social Darwinism in American Thought, 1860-1915, The American Political Tradition, and others. He was the DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University. He died in 1970.

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