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Author Hofstadter, Richard, 1916-1970.

Title Anti-intellectualism in American life / by Richard Hofstadter
Edition [First edition]
Published New York : Knopf, 1963


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 W'PONDS  305.5520973 Hof/Aii *  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 434 pages, xiii pages ; 25 cm
Series Vintage book ; V-317
Vintage book ; V-317
Contents Pt.1. Introduction. Anti-intellectualism in our time ; On the unpopularity of intellect. Pt.2. The religion of the heart. The evangelical spirit ; Evangelicalism and the revivalists ; The revolt against modernity. Pt.3. The politics of democracy. The decline of the gentleman ; The fate of the reformer ; The rise of the expert. Pt.4. The practical culture. Business and intellect ; Self-help and spiritual technology ; Variations on a theme. Pt.5. Education in a democracy. The school and the teacher ; The road to life adjustment ; The child and the world. Pt.6. Conclusion. The intellectual: alienation and conformity
Summary Portrays the rise of anti-intellectualism in America during the McCarthy era
Notes Also published London: Jonathon Cape, 1964
Bibliography Includes bibliography
Subject Intellectuals -- United States.
United States -- Civilization.
United States -- Intellectual life.
LC no. 63014086