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Anti-intellectualism in American life

Author: Richard Hofstadter
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[This] 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.-Back cover.
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hofstadter
OCLC Number: 227012080
Notes: Originally published: New York : Vintage Books, ©1963.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Introduction: Anti-intellectualism in our time; On the unpopularity of intellect --
Religion of the heart: Evangelical spirit; Evangelicalism and the revivalists; Revolt against modernity --
Politics of democracy: Decline of the gentleman; Fate of the reformer; Rise of the expert --
Practical culture: Business and intellect; Self-help and spiritual technology; Variations on a theme --
Education in a democracy: School and the teacher; Road to life adjustment; Child and the world --
Conclusion: Intellectual, alienation and conformity.
Responsibility: Richard Hofstadter.

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[This] 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.-Back cover.

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