Anti-Intellectualism in American Life (Revised)

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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

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
February 12, 1966
Pages
464
Dimensions
5.22 X 0.82 X 8.02 inches | 0.74 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780394703176
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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 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 American History at Columbia University. He died in 1970.

Reviews

"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