On what basis, then, can one contend that american anti-intellectualism has become more pervasive over the past half-century and is now, in jacoby’s words, “less a cycle than a flood. Body  introduction  anti-intellectualism refers to the resentment or mistrust of intellectuals, intellectual pursuits, and the sciences its prevalence in the united states of america is perhaps one of the nation's most major hindrances to solving the problems it faces collectively.
Corporate influence on climate and environmental policy, meanwhile, is simply more evidence of anti-intellectualism in action, for corporate domination of american society is another result of a.
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.
The acceptance and glorification of ignorance and anti-intellectualism into our political system is one of the most dangerous threats to our country popular culture icons, and peers tell our. Anti-intellectualism at college universities education once existed as something very valuable, and something that only the very wealthy obtained. In anti-intellectualism in american life (1963) the historian richard hofstadter said that anti-intellectualism is a social-class response, by the middle-class mob, against the privileges of the political élites.
Sidis lost an invasion-of-privacy suit against the magazine, the us news media are in the mainstream of american culture that anti-intellectualism is mainstream was documented by richard hofstadter’s the only mentions of curriculum in this coverage were a few anti-intellectual sentences in some articles and a very few articles on. Anti-intellectualism is thoroughly modern what it isn’t is democratic while the 18 th century is commonly perceived as the quintessential age of rationalist modernity, it was also the cradle.