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Winner of the 1964 Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction. In this award-winning classic work of consensus history, Richard Hofstadter, author of The Age of Reform, examines the role of social movements in the perception of intellect in American life. "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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Genre: Social Science
Author: Richard Hofstadter
Publisher: Vintage
Release: 2012-01-04
File: 464 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307809674

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Portrays the rise of anti-intellectualism in America during the McCarthy era

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Genre: History
Author: Richard Hofstadter
Publisher: Vintage
Release: 1963
File: 434 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780394703176

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Genre: History
Author: Richard Hofstadter
Publisher: Sagwan Press
Release: 2015-08-25
File: 470 Pages
ISBN-13: 1340299925

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Genre: Intellectuals
Author: Richard Hofstadter
Publisher:
Release: 1964
File: 434 Pages
ISBN-13: LCCN:63014086

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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.

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Genre: Intellectuals
Author: Richard Hofstadter
Publisher: Knopf
Release: 1963
File: 434 Pages
ISBN-13: UCSC:32106016668235

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A cultural history of the last forty years, The Age of American Unreason focuses on the convergence of social forces—usually treated as separate entities—that has created a perfect storm of anti-rationalism. These include the upsurge of religious fundamentalism, with more political power today than ever before; the failure of public education to create an informed citizenry; and the triumph of video over print culture. Sparing neither the right nor the left, Jacoby asserts that Americans today have embraced a universe of “junk thought” that makes almost no effort to separate fact from opinion.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Susan Jacoby
Publisher: Vintage
Release: 2008-02-12
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307377128

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In this book, Dane S. Claussen argues that the news media have fed vocationalism and self-doubt in higher education, and anti-intellectualism throughout American culture. Analyzing articles in popular national magazines since the G.I. Bill of 1944, Claussen finds that media have overwhelmingly portrayed college as a time and place for students to play sports, date and marry, drink and take drugs, protest, join fraternities and sororities, go on vacations, avoid the draft, escape their parents, and, perhaps most of all, network and find jobs - in short, do almost anything except research, study, write, think, or debate. In the tradition of Richard Hofstadter's Pulitzer Prize-winning Anti-intellectualism in American Life and Allan Bloom's Closing of the American Mind, Claussen illustrates the counterintuitive and underestimated - nearly overlooked - role of the news media in higher education and anti-intellectualism.

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Genre: Education
Author: Dane S. Claussen
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Release: 2004
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015057648738

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The American Political Tradition is one of the most influential and widely read historical volumes of our time. First published in 1948, its elegance, passion, and iconoclastic erudition laid the groundwork for a totally new understanding of the American past. By writing a "kind of intellectual history of the assumptions behind American politics," Richard Hofstadter changed the way Americans understand the relationship between power and ideas in their national experience. Like only a handful of American historians before him—Frederick Jackson Turner and Charles A. Beard are examples—Hofstadter was able to articulate, in a single work, a historical vision that inspired and shaped an entire generation.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Richard Hofstadter
Publisher: Vintage
Release: 2011-12-21
File: 560 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307809667

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Describes the influence the theories of evolution had on social philosophy and concludes that man's fate in society is not biologically determined

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Genre: History
Author: Richard Hofstadter
Publisher: George Braziller
Release: 1959
File: 248 Pages
ISBN-13: IND:30000007716065

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This timely reissue of Richard Hofstadter's classic work on the fringe groups that influence American electoral politics offers an invaluable perspective on contemporary domestic affairs.In The Paranoid Style in American Politics, acclaimed historian Richard Hofstadter examines the competing forces in American political discourse and how fringe groups can influence — and derail — the larger agendas of a political party. He investigates the politics of the irrational, shedding light on how the behavior of individuals can seem out of proportion with actual political issues, and how such behavior impacts larger groups. With such other classic essays as “Free Silver and the Mind of 'Coin' Harvey” and “What Happened to the Antitrust Movement?, ” The Paranoid Style in American Politics remains both a seminal text of political history and a vital analysis of the ways in which political groups function in the United States. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Richard Hofstadter
Publisher: Vintage
Release: 2012-01-04
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307809681

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