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This book 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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This book 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, Christian Science Monitor

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

Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

Author Richard Hofstadter

Narrated by Adam Verner

Publication date Apr 18, 2017

Running time 17 hrs

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