Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

by Richard Hofstadter

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Overview

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 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394703176
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/1966
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 80,553
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 7.98(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

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 ReformAnti-intellectualism in American LifeSocial Darwinism in American Thought, 1860-1915The 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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