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Hofstadter discusses the ways in which religion, politics,culture, and education have all contributed to anti-intellectualism as a core tread running through American culture. He ends the book with a discussion of the role of the intellectual in society and the need to remain critical of society. An excellent book.
"Anti-Intellectualism and the "Dumbing Down" of America". psychology today. 2014. There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It's the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, and deliberate gullibility.
The Dumbing Of America. TOOLBOX. Resize Print. E-mail ... Hofstadter saw American anti-intellectualism as a basically cyclical phenomenon that often manifested itself as the dark side of the ...
Conformists Richard Hofstadter and America’s New Wave of Anti-Intellectualism. In the 1960s the great historian Richard Hofstadter first identified a virulent strain of anti-intellectualism in ...
Less dramatically, the thoughtless dismissal of expertise ultimately underlies all of the anti-science movements in America, from denial of evolution to rejection of biotechnology. Regulation and litigation have replaced scientific investigation. What is causing this anti-intellectual populist movement? Three things are to blame.
Anti-intellectualism in American Life is a book by Richard Hofstadter published in 1963 that won the 1964 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. In this book, Hofstadter set out to trace the social movements that altered the role of intellect in American society .
Anti-intellectualism in American Life was awarded the 1964 Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction. It is a book which throws light on many features of the American character. It is a book which throws light on many features of the American character.