ANTI INTELLECTUALISM IN AMERICAN LIFE BY RICHARD HOFSTADTER PDF

Anti-intellectualism in American Life was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Non- Fiction. It is a book which throws light on many features of the American. 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. Richard Hofstadter’s famous Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, his tenth book, earned him the Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction (). This “personal book,”.

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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 This book seems in many parts, though published 50 years ago, to have been hogstadter yesterday. I’m not sure how to start summarizing it, so I won’t try; I’ll merely say that, having just finished it, it is going immediately into my “re-read” pile.

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Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter

His political, social, and intellectual histories raised serious questions about assumptions that had long been taken for granted and cast the American experience in an interesting new light. His work, The American Political Tradition, is an enduring classic study in political history.

His work, The Age of Reform, which still commands respect among both historians and general readers, won him that year’s Pulitzer Prize. Hofstadter’s greatest talent, however, may have been his ability hofstarter order complex events and issues and to synthesize from them a rational, constructively critical perspective on American history.

Account Options Sign in. 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 My library Help Advanced Book Search. Anti-intellectualism in American LifeVolume Knopf- History – pages.

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. From inside the book.

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Anti-intellectualism in American Life – Wikipedia

Contents Antiintellectualism in Our Time. On the Unpopularity of Intellect.

Anti-intellectualism in American Life. Richard Hofstadter Limited preview – Antiintellectualism in Our Time.