David brown's masterful and lucid study, richard hofstadter, an intellectual biography, is organized into three parts, corresponding to the principal periods shaping his life part one brings us from his radical roots in buffalo, new york, into the making of the historian as social scientist, his encounter with the frankfurt school, 1916-1950. While brown describes his book as an extended conversation with the formal writings of richard hofstadter, he also did an admirable amount of research in other literary and archival sources. Richard hofstadter (august 6, 1916 - october 24, 1970) was an american historian and public intellectual of the mid-20th century hofstadter was the dewitt clinton professor of american history at columbia university. The death of richard hofstadter has been felt as a tragic loss, a harsh personal blow, not only by those who had been close to him but by colleagues, students, readers throughout the country he was a brilliant historian he wrote english prose with the assurance of a master his ideas were his own.
Although hofstadter was writing partly in response to 1950s mccarthyism, to jfk's assassination, and to the 1960s version of conservative wingnuts like the john birch society, hofstadter notes. In 1940, richard hofstadter began to teach classes, first at brooklyn college and then at city college as historian eric foner notes, hofstadter owed his appointment at the latter institution to the removal of several faculty following the rapp-coudert investigations of publicly-employed educators. -essay: by richard hofstadter the fate of the union: kennedy and after (richard hofstadter, ny review of books) -essay: by richard hofstadter a long view: goldwater in history (richard hofstadter, ny review of books.
Early life and education richard hofstadter was born in buffalo, new york, in 1916, to a jewish father, emil a hofstadter and a german american lutheran mother, katherine (née hill), who died when richard was ten. Annotated typescript of richard hofstadter's book, anti-intellectualism in american life. One of the primary tests of the mood of a society at any given time is whether its comfortable people tend to identify, psychologically, with the power and achievements of the very successful or with the needs and sufferings of the underprivileged.
Welcome to richard hofstadter at 100, an online exhibition that explores the life, work, and legacy of american historian richard hofstadter, on the centenary of his birth, through audio clips, images of archival materials, and interpretive essays accompanying these artifacts. A timely reissue of acclaimed historian richard hofstadter's authoritative and unforgettable essay first published in 1964 and no less relevant half a century later, the paranoid style in american politics scrutinizes the conditions that gave rise to the extreme right of the 1950s and the 1960s. See also christopher lasch, on richard hofstadter, new york review of books (8 mar 1972), as well as lasch's introduction to the fiftieth-anniversary edition of the american political tradition and the men who made it (1998.
The death of expertise joins a tradition of writings that extends back to richard hofstadter's pulitzer prize-winning anti-intellectualism in american life (1963) yet whereas hofstadter emphasized the cyclical fluctuations of anti-intellectualism that have rippled across all spheres of american society for centuries, nichols views. Albert einstein was born in ulm, in the kingdom of wrttemberg in the german empire, on 14 march 1879 miller, lincolns virtues: an ethical biography english translations of heidegger's writings this page lists books the life writings and death of richard hofstadter in my library. American historian richard hofstadter (1916-1970) won two pulitzer prizes in recognition of his leading role in reinterpreting united states history during the post-world war ii period richard hofstadter was born on august 6, 1916, in buffalo, new york his father was a jewish immigrant from poland. Richard hofstadter was my dissertation director (until he died), but beyond that bede hofstadter was my fellow graduate student at columbia in the mid-1960s and my friend until her recent death i'm sure she had closer friends, but nonetheless we were good buddies and talked a lot about her late husband, and the writing of history in general. Among his other influential books were anti-intellectualism in american life (1963), another pulitzer prize winner, and the oft-cited (1965) however, remains hofstadter's most read and most loved.
Richard hofstadter richard hofstadter (august 6, 1916-october 24, 1970) was an american historian and dewitt clinton professor of american history at columbia university. Ever since hofstadter wrote anti-intellectualism in american life (1963) he has been the go-to expert for pundits and partisans when lamenting america's short-comings in all things cultural hofstadter's career and writings have a great deal to say about the role of intellectuals and experts in modern america. While hofstadter wrote elegantly and served up a mean bon mot—it was he who first spoke about the new york review of each other's books—he didn't make a point of coining aphorisms. Hofstadter wrote some of the most influential books to appear in american political and cultural history, among them the age of reform (1955) and anti-intellectualism in american life (1963), both recognized with pulitzer prizes, and the celebrated the paranoid style in american politics (1965.
In addressing the depreciation of established knowledge, the death of expertise joins a tradition of writing that extends back to richard hofstadter's pulitzer prize-winning anti-intellectualism. There is a certain mystique to richard hofstadter for nearly thirty years, the legend goes, he wrote the best books for the best publisher, won the best prizes, and taught in the best city, at.
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. About anti-intellectualism in american life 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. Books by richard hofstadter, anti-intellectualism in american life, the american political tradition and the men who made it, the age of reform, social darwinism in american thought, great issues in american history, united states the history of a republic, the united states, the development of academic freedom in the united states.