Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard HofstadterAnti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter

Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

byRichard Hofstadter

Paperback | February 12, 1966

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Winner of the 1964 Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction.

In this award-winning classic work of consensus history, Richard Hofstadter, author of The Age of Reform, examines the role of social movements in the perception of intellect in American life. 

"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 
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 Reform, Anti-intellectualism in American Life, Social Darwinism in American Thought, 1860-1915, The American Political Tradition, and others. He was the DeWitt Clinton Professor of Ameri...
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Title:Anti-Intellectualism in American LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 7.98 × 5.18 × 1.04 inPublished:February 12, 1966Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394703170

ISBN - 13:9780394703176

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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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"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, Christian Science Monitor 

"The most comprehensive, succinct, and well-written one-volume treatment of the subject now available."--Walter Laqueur