Anti Intellectualism In American Life

Author: Richard Hofstadter
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307809676
Size: 22.51 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 7576
Download Read Online
"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.

The Paranoid Style In American Politics

Author: Richard Hofstadter
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307809684
Size: 71.73 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 7042
Download Read Online
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 ...

Anti Intellectualism In American Media

Author: Dane S. Claussen
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780820457215
Size: 55.85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 1885
Download Read Online
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.

The Age Of American Unreason

Author: Susan Jacoby
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307377121
Size: 48.81 MB
Format: PDF
View: 5007
Download Read Online
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.

Inventing The Egghead

Author: Aaron Lecklider
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812244869
Size: 27.64 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 6145
Download Read Online
In Inventing the Egghead, Aaron Lecklider cracks open this paradox by examining representations of intelligence to reveal brainpower's stalwart appeal and influence.

Social Darwinism In American Thought

Author: Richard Hofstadter
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807055038
Size: 22.90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 1757
Download Read Online
Tracing the impact of Darwin on thinkers throughout the gilded Age and the Progressive era, 'Social Darwinism' shows how a politically neutral scientific theory has been adapted with skillful rhetoric to contradictory purposes.

America The Philosophical

Author: Carlin Romano
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307958213
Size: 41.81 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 4900
Download Read Online
Smart and provocative, America the Philosophical is a rebellious tour de force that both celebrates our country’s unparalleled intellectual energy and promises to bury some of our most hidebound cultural clichés.

The Age Of Reform

Author: Richard Hofstadter
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307809641
Size: 22.95 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 4960
Download Read Online
This book is a landmark in American political thought. Preeminent Richard Hofstadter examines the passion for progress and reform that colored the entire period from 1890 to 1940 with startling and stimulating results.

Progressive Historians

Author: Richard Hofstadter
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307809609
Size: 33.31 MB
Format: PDF
View: 2163
Download Read Online
Although he cannot share the faith of the Progressive historians in the sufficiency of American liberalism as a guide to the modern world, Richard Hofstadter believes we have much to learn about ourselves from a reconsideration of their ...