Tag Archives: Anti-Intellectualism in American Life (1963)

The Limits of Encouraging Resentment

The year the Democrats met in Boston and nominated John Kerry, and that unknown senator from nowhere, Barack Obama, gave that stirring keynote speech about how we’re all in this together, and we are our brother’s keeper, and we can … Continue reading

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Watching the Flame-Out

Trying to get your party’s nomination to be the one who runs for president – against that evil awful person from the other party – can be demoralizing. Some candidacies don’t last long. Howard Dean was gone with one scream, … Continue reading

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Close Enough

Richard Hofstadter died in 1970 and was a man for the fifties and sixties, so he shouldn’t matter. But in his day he was quite the public intellectual, back it the day when we had those, that brief time in … Continue reading

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