Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

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ISBN10: 0394703170 ISBN13: 9780394703176 Publisher: Vintage Books Published: Jun 1 1963 Weight: 0.85lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

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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
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