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Anti-intellectualism in American life

Author: Richard Hofstadter
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1970.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hofstadter
OCLC Number: 3918563
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 434 pages, xiii ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: by Richard Hofstadter.

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