Anti-intellectualism in American life

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Vintage Books, 1963 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
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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.

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This book is a rich overview of the historical trends of intellectual thought in the United States since its conception. Hofstadter explores the evolution of philosophical thinking in the United ... Read full review

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Just wow... This book is still relevant over 50 years after it was first published. An illuminating study of the origins and propensity toward anti-intellectualism in American life as well as a ... Read full review

Contents

Antiintellectualism in Our Time
3
On the Unpopularity of Intellect
24
THE RELIGION OF THE HEART
53
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About the author (1963)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Richard Hofstadter (1916-1970) was De Witt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University.