Against the American Grain

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Da Capo Press, 1983 - Social Science - 427 pages

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Macdonald writes that “our traditional culture has been under increasing pressure from mass culture” for two centuries, and “Masscult” is winning. He doesn’t think you can “raise the level of our ... Read full review

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Dwight Macdonald (1906-1982) was, according to Wikipedia, an “American writer, editor, social critic, philosopher, and political radical,” who did a fair amount of magazine work for magazines ranging ... Read full review


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Dwight Macdonald, a journalist, was a member of the "New York intellectuals," whose literary and political exploits in the 1930s and 1940s have been magnified by legend. Born in 1906, Macdonald was a staff writer on The New Yorker when he wrote this book.

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