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.
'the paranoid style in american politics: an essay: from the paranoid style in american politics' by richard hofstadter is a vintage books reprint it shows that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Richard hofstadter was dewitt clinton professor of american history at columbia university his book anti-intellectualism in american life was awarded the pulitzer prize for general nonfiction in 1964 this essay was adapted from the herbert spencer lecture, delivered at oxford university in november 1963. The paranoid style in american politics is an essay by american historian richard j hofstadter, first published in harper's magazine in november 1964 it served as the title essay of a book by the author in the same year.
When and why did he write the essays in the american political tradition was he well qualified to do so explain a richard started writing the american political tradition in 1943, finished in 1947, and published in 1948 in the essay, he “made a number of interpretive and critical comments on certain political figures on [.
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 pastmasters: some essays on american historians pp 278–315.