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By Richard Hofstadter

Anti-Intellectualism in American existence was offered the 1964 Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction. it's a ebook which throws mild on many positive factors of the yankee personality. Its predicament isn't in basic terms 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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