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Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

Anti-Intellectualism in American Life ebook ISBN: 0307809676
Publisher: Vintage
Author: Richard Hofstadter
Number of Pages: 464 
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Winner of the 1964 Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction. In this award-winning classic work of consensus history, Richard Hofstadter, author of The Age of Reform, examines the role of social movements in the perception of intellect in American life. "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

Anti-intellectualism in American Life

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Publisher: Knopf
Author: Richard Hofstadter
Number of Pages: 434 
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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.

Anti-intellectualism in American Media

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Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Author: Dane S. Claussen
Number of Pages: 280 
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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. Analyzing articles in popular national magazines since the G.I. Bill of 1944, Claussen finds that media have overwhelmingly portrayed college as a time and place for students to play sports, date and marry, drink and take drugs, protest, join fraternities and sororities, go on vacations, avoid the draft, escape their parents, and, perhaps most of all, network and find jobs - in short, do almost anything except research, study, write, think, or debate. In the tradition of Richard Hofstadter's Pulitzer Prize-winning Anti-intellectualism in American Life and Allan Bloom's Closing of the American Mind, Claussen illustrates the counterintuitive and underestimated - nearly overlooked - role of the news media in higher education and anti-intellectualism.

Pavillon de femmes

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Author: Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
Number of Pages: 503 
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Richard Hofstadter: Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, the Paranoid Style in American Politics, Uncollected Essays 1956-1965 (Loa #330)

Richard Hofstadter: Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, the Paranoid Style in American Politics, Uncollected Essays 1956-1965 (Loa #330) ebook ISBN: 9781598536591
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Author: Richard Hofstadter
Number of Pages: 1000 
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Together for the first time: two masterworks on the undercurrents of the American mind by one of our greatest historians Richard Hofstadter's Anti-Intellectualism in American Life and The Paranoid Style in American Politics are two essential works that lay bare the worrying trends of irrationalism, demagoguery, destructive populism, and conspiratorial thinking that have long influenced American politics and culture. Whether underground or--as in our present moment--out in the open, these currents of resentment, suspicion, and conspiratorial delusion received their authoritative treatment from Hofstadter, among the greatest of twentieth-century American historians, at a time when many public intellectuals and scholars did not take them seriously enough. These two masterworks are joined here by Sean Wilentz's selection of Hofstadter's most trenchant uncollected writings of the postwar period: discussions of the Constitution's framers, the personality and legacy of FDR, higher education and its discontents, the relationship of fundamentalism to right-wing politics, and the advent of the modern conservative movement.

Aristote et Dante découvrent les secrets de l'univers

Aristote et Dante découvrent les secrets de l'univers ebook ISBN: 2823818189
Publisher: 12-21
Author: Benjamin Alire SAENZ
Number of Pages: 258 
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Une histoire d'amour, d'une profondeur et d'une justesse bouleversantes ! Aristote, 15 ans, est un adolescent en colère dont le frère est en prison. Dante est un garçon du même âge, hyper expansif, qui voit le monde à sa façon. Quand ils se rencontrent à la piscine, ils semblent n'avoir rien en commun. Pourtant, ils commencent à passer du temps ensemble et développent une profonde amitié. Une de ces relations qui change la vie et dure pour toujours. Et ils en ont bien besoin car entre un frère absent dont personne ne parle, un père qui porte en lui les souvenirs de toute une guerre et des cauchemars terribles pour Ari, la vie est plus que difficile. Se tisse alors entre les deux garçon une véritable amitié d'abord, puis une histoire d'amour : c'est l'un avec l'autre et l'un pour l'autre, que les deux garçons vont partir en quête de leur identité et découvrir les secrets de l'univers.

French Theory

French Theory ebook ISBN: 2707160776
Publisher: La Découverte
Author: François CUSSET
Number of Pages: 1140 
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Un éclairage passionnant sur le malentendu franco-américain. Et le portrait des mutations de l'espace intellectuel, culturel et politique américain des dernières décennies : déconstruction, biopouvoir, micropolitiques ou simulation, es cultural studies, les gender studies et les études multiculturelles etc. (Cette édition numérique reprend, à l'identique, la deuxième édition de 2005.) Baudrillard inspirant la science-fiction, Deleuze et Guattari les pionniers de l'Internet, Foucault les luttes communautaires et Derrida toute la théorie littéraire : après avoir croisé à New York la contre-culture des années 1970, les œuvres des philosophes français de l'après-structuralisme sont entrées dans les départements de littérature de l'université américaine, où elles ont bouleversé de l'intérieur tout le champ intellectuel. Réinterprétées, réappropriées au service des combats identitaires de la fin de siècle américaine, elles ont fourni le socle théorique sur lequel ont pu s'épanouir, contre la régression des années Reagan, les Cultural Studies, les Gender Studies et les études multiculturelles. C'est cette histoire, mal connue, de la French Theory que François Cusset retrace ici. Il décrit le succès de cette étrange " théorie française " –; la déconstruction, le biopouvoir, les micropolitiques ou la simulation –; jusque dans les tréfonds de la sous-culture américaine. Il restitue l'atmosphère particulière des années 1970 et raconte la formidable aventure américaine, et bientôt mondiale, d'intellectuels français marginalisés dans l'Hexagone. Car le plus surprenant est que, pendant que l'Amérique les célébrait, la France s'empressait d'inhumer ces dangereux échevelés de la " pensée 68 " pour louer à nouveau l'humanisme citoyen et son vieil universalisme abstrait. Au-delà, ce livre brosse un portrait passionnant des mutations de l'espace intellectuel, culturel et politique américain des dernières décennies. (Cette édition numérique reprend, à l'identique, la deuxième édition de 2005.)

Great Issues in American History, Vol. II

Great Issues in American History, Vol. II ebook ISBN: 0307809706
Publisher: Vintage
Author: Richard Hofstadter
Number of Pages: 448 
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Volume II gathers documents from the period of the Revolution through the Jacksonian era, up to the Civil War and the Emancipation. To fit both Colonial and Early National courses, documents covering 1765-1776 appear at the beginning of this volume and at the end of Volume I.

Les mots

Les mots ebook ISBN: 2072442052
Publisher: Editions Gallimard
Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Number of Pages: 224 
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"J'ai commencé ma vie comme je la finirai sans doute : au milieu des livres. Dans le bureau de mon grand-père, il y en avait partout ; défense était de les faire épousseter sauf une fois l'an, avant la rentrée d'octobre. Je ne savais pas encore lire que, déjà, je les révérais, ces pierres levées : droites ou penchées, serrées comme des briques sur les rayons de la bibliothèque ou noblement espacées en allées de menhirs, je sentais que la prospérité de notre famille en dépendait..."

The Anti-Intellectual Presidency

The Anti-Intellectual Presidency ebook ISBN: 019992709X
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Elvin T. Lim
Number of Pages: 208 
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Why has it been so long since an American president has effectively and consistently presented well-crafted, intellectually substantive arguments to the American public? Why have presidential utterances fallen from the rousing speeches of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Wilson, and FDR to a series of robotic repetitions of talking points and sixty-second soundbites, largely designed to obfuscate rather than illuminate? In The Anti-Intellectual Presidency, Elvin Lim draws on interviews with more than 40 presidential speechwriters to investigate this relentless qualitative decline, over the course of 200 years, in our presidents' ability to communicate with the public. Lim argues that the ever-increasing pressure for presidents to manage public opinion and perception has created a "pathology of vacuous rhetoric and imagery" where gesture and appearance matter more than accomplishment and fact. Lim tracks the campaign to simplify presidential discourse through presidential and speechwriting decisions made from the Truman to the present administration, explaining how and why presidents have embraced anti-intellectualism and vague platitudes as a public relations strategy. Lim sees this anti-intellectual stance as a deliberate choice rather than a reflection of presidents' intellectual limitations. Only the smart, he suggests, know how to dumb down. The result, he shows, is a dangerous debasement of our political discourse and a quality of rhetoric which has been described, charitably, as "a linguistic struggle" and, perhaps more accurately, as "dogs barking idiotically through endless nights." Sharply written and incisively argued, The Anti-Intellectual Presidency sheds new light on the murky depths of presidential oratory, illuminating both the causes and consequences of this substantive impoverishment.

Sociology Book Introduction

Sociology Book Introduction ebook ISBN: 9781230544687
Publisher: University-Press.org
Author: Source Wikipedia
Number of Pages: 38 
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Albion's Seed, Anti-intellectualism in American Life, A Defence of Masochism, Baba of Karo, Basic Concepts in Sociology (book), Better Together: Restoring the American Community, Black Power and the American Myth, Black Skin, White Masks, Book of Murder, Born Digital, Canadian Mosaic, Children of Crisis, Computer Power and Human Reason, Conference of the Birds: The Story of Peter Brook in Africa, Confucius Lives Next Door, Crowds and Power, Cultures of Vision, Cyberia (book), Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture, God Is Red: A Native View of Religion, Growing Up Absurd, Inequality Reexamined, Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War, Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century, Legitimation Crisis (book), Masculinities Without Men?, Myths to Live By, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict (Current Controversies), Nation and Race, Nobody Left to Hate: Teaching Compassion after Columbine, Past and Present (book), Political Process and the Development of the Black Insurgency 1930-1970, Propaganda (book), Public relations (book), Rules and Meanings, Science as a Vocation, Sex in Video Games, Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution, Social Darwinism in European and American Thought 1860-1945, Social Theory and Social Structure, Sociology books, Sociology of Community (book), Sociology of Rulership and Religion (book), Sociology of the World Religions: Introduction (book), Status Anxiety, That's Not What I Meant!, The Botany of Desire, The Bugis, The Burman: His Life and Notions, The Caged Virgin, The Chemical Religion, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life, The Fountain of Age, The Great Good Place (Oldenburg), The Greening of America, The Hollow Doll, The Lucifer Principle, The McDonaldization of Society, The Objectivity of the Sociological and Social-Political Knowledge (book), The...

The Paranoid Style in American Politics

The Paranoid Style in American Politics ebook ISBN: 0307809684
Publisher: Vintage
Author: Richard Hofstadter
Number of Pages: 368 
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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 historian Richard Hofstadter examines the competing forces in American political discourse and how fringe groups can influence — and derail — the larger agendas of a political party. He investigates the politics of the irrational, shedding light on how the behavior of individuals can seem out of proportion with actual political issues, and how such behavior impacts larger groups. With such other classic essays as “Free Silver and the Mind of 'Coin' Harvey” and “What Happened to the Antitrust Movement?, ” The Paranoid Style in American Politics remains both a seminal text of political history and a vital analysis of the ways in which political groups function in the United States. From the Trade Paperback edition.

America at 1750

America at 1750 ebook ISBN: 030780965X
Publisher: Vintage
Author: Richard Hofstadter
Number of Pages: 320 
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Demonstrates how the colonies developed into the first nation created under the influences of nationalism, modern capitalism and Protestantism. From the Paperback edition.

The American Political Tradition

The American Political Tradition ebook ISBN: 0307809668
Publisher: Vintage
Author: Richard Hofstadter
Number of Pages: 560 
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The American Political Tradition is one of the most influential and widely read historical volumes of our time. First published in 1948, its elegance, passion, and iconoclastic erudition laid the groundwork for a totally new understanding of the American past. By writing a "kind of intellectual history of the assumptions behind American politics," Richard Hofstadter changed the way Americans understand the relationship between power and ideas in their national experience. Like only a handful of American historians before him—Frederick Jackson Turner and Charles A. Beard are examples—Hofstadter was able to articulate, in a single work, a historical vision that inspired and shaped an entire generation.

Jésus, les derniers jours

Jésus, les derniers jours ebook ISBN: 2749140129
Publisher: Cherche Midi
Author: Martin DUGARD,Bill O'REILLY
Number of Pages: 234 
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Plus de 2 millions d'exemplaires vendus aux États-Unis. Quelles sont les circonstances qui ont mené à la crucifixion de Jésus ? Si, aujourd'hui encore, les principales informations sur la vie de ce jeune révolutionnaire aussi adoré que controversé proviennent des Évangiles, il existe néanmoins de nombreuses sources historiques peu exploitées. En particulier des documents juifs et romains de l'époque, tels les manuscrits de Flavius Josèphe. Bill O'Reilly et Martin Dugard ont entrepris ici de confronter le récit de la Bible à ces écrits. Plus de deux mille ans après la mort de Jésus, ils nous racontent ainsi en détail le séisme politique et historique qui a rendu son exécution inévitable – et a changé le monde occidental à jamais. Portrait d'un homme et d'un temps, naissance d'une religion : avec cet ouvrage formidablement vivant sur les derniers jours de Jésus, qui se lit comme un roman, les auteurs nous offrent une vision inédite de la plus grande histoire jamais contée.

The Age of Reform

The Age of Reform ebook ISBN: 0307809641
Publisher: Vintage
Author: Richard Hofstadter
Number of Pages: 352 
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction. 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. The Age of Reform searches out the moral and emotional motives of the reformers the myths and dreams in which they believed, and the realities with which they had to compromise.

Critique et autocritique

Critique et autocritique ebook ISBN: 9782825129340
Publisher: L\'AGE D\'HOMME
Author: Pierre Gripari
Number of Pages: 163 
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American Nietzsche

American Nietzsche ebook ISBN: 0226705811
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Author: Jennifer Ratner
Number of Pages: 452 
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If you were looking for a philosopher likely to appeal to Americans, Friedrich Nietzsche would be far from your first choice. After all, in his blazing career, Nietzsche took aim at nearly all the foundations of modern American life: Christian morality, the Enlightenment faith in reason, and the idea of human equality. Despite that, for more than a century Nietzsche has been a hugely popular—and surprisingly influential—figure in American thought and culture. In American Nietzsche, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen delves deeply into Nietzsche's philosophy, and America’s reception of it, to tell the story of his curious appeal. Beginning her account with Ralph Waldo Emerson, whom the seventeen-year-old Nietzsche read fervently, she shows how Nietzsche’s ideas first burst on American shores at the turn of the twentieth century, and how they continued alternately to invigorate and to shock Americans for the century to come. She also delineates the broader intellectual and cultural contexts within which a wide array of commentators—academic and armchair philosophers, theologians and atheists, romantic poets and hard-nosed empiricists, and political ideologues and apostates from the Left and the Right—drew insight and inspiration from Nietzsche’s claims for the death of God, his challenge to universal truth, and his insistence on the interpretive nature of all human thought and beliefs. At the same time, she explores how his image as an iconoclastic immoralist was put to work in American popular culture, making Nietzsche an unlikely posthumous celebrity capable of inspiring both teenagers and scholars alike. A penetrating examination of a powerful but little-explored undercurrent of twentieth-century American thought and culture, American Nietzsche dramatically recasts our understanding of American intellectual life—and puts Nietzsche squarely at its heart.