HOFSTADTER ANTI INTELLECTUALISM IN AMERICAN LIFE PDF

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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 A classic work on the dismissal of intellectual practices in America, differentiated from similar but less prominent movements in other parts of the world.

The work was written during the Kennedy Anti-Intellectualism in American Life. Richard Hofstadter. Winner of the 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.

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. On the Unpopularity of Intellect.

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Look Inside. Winner of the 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. Hofstadter unfolds the fascinating story, it is no crude battle of eggheads and fatheads.

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