Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

Author: Richard Hofstadter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307809676

Category: Social Science

Page: 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
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Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

Author: Richard Hofstadter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307809676

Category: Social Science

Page: 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
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Anti- Intellectualis M in American Life

Author: Richard Hofstadter

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781340299927

Category: History

Page: 470

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Anti-intellectualism in American Media

Magazines & Higher Education

Author: Dane S. Claussen

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820457215

Category: Education

Page: 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 <I>Anti-intellectualism in American Life and Allan Bloom's <I>Closing of the American Mind, Claussen illustrates the counterintuitive and underestimated - nearly overlooked - role of the news media in higher education and anti-intellectualism.
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Killing Jesus

Die wahre Geschichte

Author: Bill O'Reilly,Martin Dugard

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426423987

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Auf der Grundlage zeitgenössischer Quellen und der biblischen Überlieferung entwerfen die Bestsellerautoren Bill O’Reilly und Martin Dugard ein groß angelegtes historisches Panorama um Leben und Sterben von Jesus von Nazareth. Die Autoren veranschaulichen die umwälzenden Ereignisse, die einen fundamentalen historischen Wandel in Gang setzten – die Christianisierung der römischen Welt.
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Roman

Author: Richard Powers

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104027498

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Nach ›Der Klang der Zeit‹ ein großer Roman über Musik, das Rätsel der Kreativität und die fragile Geborgenheit der Familie Erzählt wird die Geschichte von Peter Els, der an der Ostküste der USA Professor für Musik ist. In den wilden Siebzigern waren seine Stücke Avantgarde. Jetzt will er der DNA ihre musikalische Struktur ablauschen und mit Molekülen komponieren. Bis die Homeland Security in sein Labor stolpert und ihn verhört, denn nach dem 11. September ist jeder verdächtig. Auf einer Fahrt quer durch die USA flüchtet Els vor dem FBI, erinnert sein Leben und sucht seine Familie – ein spannendes Roadmovie voller Emotion und funkelndem Geist, unserer Gegenwart und ihren Themen immer einen Schritt voraus.
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The Paranoid Style in American Politics

Author: Richard Hofstadter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307809684

Category: Political Science

Page: 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.
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Sabbaths Theater

Roman

Author: Philip Roth

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446251383

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Mickey Sabbath, traurig-komischer Held des Romans von Philip Roth, ist am Ende. Einst hat er als Puppenspieler die Zuschauer am Broadway entzückt, nun sind seine Finger steif und arthritisch verkrümmt. Der Artist will sterben. In einem grellen Bilderbogen zieht sein Leben noch einmal an ihm vorbei, eine Abfolge von erotischen Niederlagen und vermeintlichen Triumphen, die seine überreizte Phantasie in allen Details ausmalt. »Philip Roth triumphiert noch einmal mit einem großen Roman: fürchterlich, unverfroren und unwiderstehlich.« DER SPIEGEL
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Verschwörungstheorien

Eine philosophische Kritik der Unvernunft

Author: Karl Hepfer

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839431026

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Ob Mondlandung, Illuminati und 9/11, ob Bielefeld-Verschwörung oder Kennedy-Attentat - wie funktionieren Verschwörungstheorien? Karl Hepfers Analyse legt zum ersten Mal die Strukturmerkmale des Verschwörungsdenkens frei. Mit den Mitteln der Erkenntnistheorie und anhand zahlreicher Beispiele erhellt sie, was Verschwörungstheorien von unseren »normalen« Theorien unterscheidet und wie es ihnen oft meisterhaft gelingt, alle unsere Filter für unsinnige Erklärungen zu umgehen. Dabei zeigt das Buch, warum Verschwörungstheorien gerade heute hoch im Kurs stehen, und schärft zugleich den Blick für Argumentationsformen, die uns im Alltag auch an vielen anderen Stellen begegnen.
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American Violence

Author: Richard Hofstadter

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307814009

Category: History

Page: 336

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With eyewitness accounts and contemporary reports—linked together by succinct analytical commentaries—Richard Hofstadter and his young collaborator, Michael Wallace, have created a superb documentary reader that is, in effect, a history of violence in America through four centuries. Here, as experienced by men and women who lived through them, are not only the familiar, chilling eruptions—Harper’s Ferry; the Civil War draft riot in New York; Homestead; Centralia; the Detroit ghetto; the assassinations of Lincoln, Malcolm X, and Robert Kennedy—but also less commonly remembered episodes, such as the New York slave riots of 1712, the doctors’ riot of 1788, vigilante terror in Montana, the anti-Chinese riot in Los Angeles in 1871, and the White League coup d’état of 1874 in New Orleans. In his extensive introduction, Richard Hofstadter shows how, in the face of the record, Americans have had an extraordinary ability to persuade themselves that they are among the best-behaved and the best-regulated of peoples. With more than one hundred entries, the editors have documented and put into perspective the thread of violence in American history whose rediscovery—as Hofstadter suggests—will undoubtedly be one of the most important intellectual legacies of the 1960’s. The book clearly demonstrates, even as the reader comes to grips with long-eluded truths, that America’s consistent history of violence has not yet breached beyond hope of restoration our long record of basic political stability, that most social reforms in the United States have been brought about without violence.
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The Age of Reform

Author: Richard Hofstadter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307809641

Category: Political Science

Page: 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.
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Social Darwinism in American Thought

Author: Richard Hofstadter

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807054623

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Social Darwinism in American Thought portrays the overall influence of Darwin on American social theory and the notable battle waged among thinkers over the implications of evolutionary theory for social thought and political action. Theorists such as Herbert Spencer and William Graham Sumner adopted the idea of the struggle for existence as justification for the evils as well as the benefits of laissez-faire modern industrial society. Others such as William James and John Dewey argued that human planning was needed to direct social development and improve upon the natural order. Hofstadter's classic study of the ramifications of Darwinism is a major analysis of the social philosophies that animated intellectual movements of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era.
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The Idea of a Party System

The Rise of Legitimate Opposition in the United States, 1780-1840

Author: Richard Hofstadter

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520013896

Category: Political parties

Page: 280

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Great Issues in American History, Vol. II

From the Revolution to the Civil War, 1765-1865

Author: Richard Hofstadter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307809706

Category: History

Page: 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.
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Plattform-Kapitalismus

Author: Nick Srnicek

Publisher: Hamburger Edition HIS

ISBN: 386854934X

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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Was vereint Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Monsanto, Uber und Airbnb? Sie alle sind Unternehmen, die Hardware und Software für andere bereitstellen, mit dem Ziel, möglichst geschlossene sozio-ökonomische Tech-Systeme zu schaffen. Google kontrolliert die Recherche, Facebook regiert Social Media und Amazon ist führend beim E-Commerce. Doch nicht nur Technologie-Unternehmen bauen Plattformen auf, auch Traditionsfirmen wie Siemens entwickeln ein cloudbasiertes Produktionssystem. Plattformen sind in der Lage, immense Daten zu gewinnen, zu nutzen und zu verkaufen – Monopolisierungstendenzen sind die "natürliche" Folge. Sind wir auf dem Weg in einen digitalen Monopolkapitalismus? Diese Streitschrift ist unerlässlich für alle, die verstehen wollen, wie die mächtigsten technologischen Unternehmen unserer Zeit die globale Ökonomie verändern.
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