Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

By Richard Hostadter; Richard Hofstadter

Vintage, Paperback, 9780394703176, 464pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 1966

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.

About the Author

The late Richard Hofstadter was DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. He was the author of many books and articles on American History and twice received the Pulitzer Prize: in History in 1956, and in general nonfiction in 1964.

Praise For Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

"The most comprehensive, succinct, and well-written one-volume treatment of the subject now available."--Walter Laqueur