The Paranoid Style in American Politics: An Essay: from The Paranoid Style in American Politics

The Paranoid Style in American Politics: An Essay: from The Paranoid Style in American Politics

by Richard Hofstadter

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The Paranoid Style in American Politics: An Essay: from The Paranoid Style in American Politics by Richard Hofstadter

A Vintage Shorts Selection
 
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, and presages the ascendancy of the Tea Party movement and, now, Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
 
Fringe groups can and do both influence and derail American politics, and Hofstadter remains indispensable reading for anyone who wants to understand why paranoia, a persistent psychic phenomenon with an outsize role in American public life, refuses to abate.
 
An ebook short.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525433811
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Series: A Vintage Short
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 708,616
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Born in 1916, Richard Hofstadter was one of the leading American historians and public intellectuals of the 20th century. His works include The Age of ReformAnti-intellectualism in American LifeSocial Darwinism in American Thought, 1860-1915The American Political Tradition, and others. He died in 1970.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this the be an excellent addendum to much of the history I've already studied. It is my first read of Mr. Hofstadter's works and was not disappointed. I will be looking for more.