Anti-Intellectualism in American Life
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
More Books by Richard Hofstadter
The Paranoid Style in American Politics: An Essay
The Paranoid Style in American Politics
Richard Hofstadter Collection 4 Book set: Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, The Age of Reform, The American Political Tradition, The Paranoid Style in American Politics.
The Age of Reform
Great Issues in American History, Vol. III