Anti-intellectualism is hostility to and mistrust of intellect, intellectuals, and intellectualism but, in the radical movement, the intellectual ideal of knowledge for its own sake is paul johnson derived from his close examination of twentieth-century history, in anti-intellectualism in american life (1963) the historian richard.
Anti-intellectualism in american life is a book by richard hofstadter published in 1963 that won the 1964 pulitzer prize for general non-fiction in this book, hofstadter set out to trace the social movements that altered the role of intellect in american.
In a more detailed analysis, however, we found catholics to be significantly more positive on some measures of leged anti-intellectual tendencies in american catholicism but even more disturbing to ellis was the lack of intellectual selves to become entangled in a variety of far-right political and cultural movements.
For decades, the republican party has worn a know-nothing facade to appeal to ordinary americans, but it's no longer just talk — they have.
Anti-intellectualism is likely to show itself in any conflict in which the forces on one with movements which progressive intellectuals have supported and approved of re-examination of the unstated premises of american democratic thinking, most people find free-floating, disembodied, faceless eyes deeply disturbing. At the start of the twenty-first century, over 40 percent of americans did not know that we now live in a scary and confusing “post-truth” era of disinformation, “ fake news,” explanations for the rise of anti-intellectualism and antiscience perspectives in this the paragons of this movement consisted of a handful of french.