By Richard Hofstadter
Original 12 months of publication: 1962; 1963
"The so much complete, succinct, and well-written one-volume therapy of the topic now available."--Walter Laqueur
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life used to be offered the 1964 Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction. it's a publication which throws gentle on many positive aspects of the yankee personality. Its difficulty isn't really simply to painting the scorners of mind in American existence, yet to assert anything approximately what the highbrow is, and will be, as a strength in a democratic society.
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On December 17, on the third day of Hanukkah, as it happened, they flew the machine almost 120 feet in 12 seconds. They actually made four flights on that day at a place called Kitty Hawk. The longest flight was 852 feet and took 59 seconds. Imagine that!
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Anti-intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter