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Richard Hofstadter

Richard Hofstadter

·4.04·6,790 Ratings
“ Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt. ” ― Norman Cousins
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  • Social Darwinism in American Thought

    1992·
    ·3.81·176 Ratings
    Social Darwinism in American Thought portrays the overall influence of Darwin on American social theory & the notable battle waged among thinkers over the implications of evolutionary theory for social thought & political action. Theorists such as
  • The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It

    1973·
    ·4.01·1,456 Ratings
    IntroductionThe founding fathers, an age of realismThomas Jefferson, the aristocrat as democratAndrew Jackson & the rise of liberal capitalismJohn C. Calhoun, the Marx of the master class Abraham Lincoln & the self-made myth Wendell Phillips, the
  • Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

    1964·
    ·4.17·1,942 Ratings
    Anti-intellectualism in American Life was awarded the 1964 Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction. It is 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 s
  • The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays

    1996·
    ·4.17·752 Ratings
    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 Ric
  • The Age of Reform

    1960·
    ·3.91·1,635 Ratings
    This book is a landmark in American political thought. It examines the passion for progress and reform that colored the entire period from 1890 to 1940 -- with startling and stimulating results. it searches out the moral and emotional motives of the refor
  • America at 1750: A Social Portrait

    1973·
    ·3.64·119 Ratings
    Demonstrates how the colonies developed into the first nation created under the influences of nationalism, modern capitalism and Protestantism.
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