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The paranoid style in American politics

Richard Hofstadter

The paranoid style in American politics

and other essays.

by Richard Hofstadter

  • 129 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Right and left (Political science),
    • Public opinion -- United States.,
    • United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliographical footnotes.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE743 .H632
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 314 p.
      Number of Pages314
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5946915M
      LC Control Number65018758

      Miskell on Apr 18, In an era when hate mongering, fear mongering, and divisiveness seem to be the order of the day, Hofstadter's essays help identify the roots of the paranoid style in American politics. But as I said, the G. In Chicago, this appears, very often, not to be the case. And these chimeras tend to be the shadow projections of the idealistic personality that is deeply concerned with the moral decay of the society around them rather than realistic assessments of the true dangers that exist in the objective world. Moreover, the true menace is sometimes seen as a malaise that lurks in a nation's midst rather than as something that exists outside its borders.

      Economic history can be dull, even though it plays as big a part in any analysis of historical events as other, more exciting happenings. Moreover, the true menace is sometimes seen as a malaise that lurks in a nation's midst rather than as something that exists outside its borders. Likely he called them because he invested them with some measure of legitimacy. Get the hardcover, or look for a good used edition.

      There is no way to summarize the exquisite detail in Hofstadter's book. Two days after Jones and LeGrier were killed, a district attorney in Ohio declined to prosecute the two officers who drove up, and within two seconds of arriving, killed the year-old Tamir Rice. Mark Twain said it best when he joked: "History doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes. It's oddly fascinating, and one now thinks of the modern day 'gold bugs' at our Beck and Paul, conspiring against International Finance as much as demagogues in the 19th century feared International Jewry. The Pseudo-Conservative Revolt See more.


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The paranoid style in American politics book

And although McKinley did not advocate war with Spain, nor did Republican business leaders that had financed his campaign, he was swept into the Spanish-American War by the spirit of the times. Perhaps, now that this book has been republished, more people will read his essays, and work together to assuage the extreme fears and resentments that drive the paranoid style.

Interpreting this as a lethal threat, one of the officers shot and killed LeGrier and somehow managed to shoot and kill one of his neighbors, Bettie Jones. I found the introduction by Sean Wilentz to be sorely lacking in depth. In both cases, the accused are associated with international Communism.

When police can not adhere to the standards of the neighborhood, of citizens, or of parents, what are they beyond a bigger gun and a sharper sword? Your mileage may vary, but no matter if you are left or right or middle, Hofstadter's points are worth reading, though if you are or were an ardent supporter of Barry Goldwater, you may not care for the author's portrayal of the Arizonan.

At the time, Hofstadter's targets were right-wing organizations like the John Birch Society, but above all Barry Goldwater and his supporters.

The Paranoid Style in American Politics

This song is part of their album Age of Unreasonwhich was released on May 3rd, This was not remarkable. A cross word was cause for a duel, and you never knew what that cross word might be. He is shrewdly observing a government that executed a young man and sought to hide that fact from citizens.

It was written in the s and 60s, so you get an excellent feel for postwar America after the bomb and the advent of the Cold War. In fact, even though Hofstadter admits the 'paranoid' style infects both parties but concentrates on the right-wingit seems to me that in contemporary times, both sides have let paranoid politics consume them.

Moreover, the true menace is sometimes seen as a malaise that lurks in a nation's midst rather than as something that exists outside its borders. Left and Right are Paranoid By Mitchem on Jul 27, Useful in drawing comparisons between the pseudo conservative movement then and now with Trump.

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The Paranoid Style in American Politics, and Other Essays

Essential reading By Historian on Jul 07, This classic work is essential reading for making a voting decision in the presidential election. Criminals and random citizens are not paid to protect other citizens.

Having filled up the continent with Westward expansion and the dream of "Manifest Destiny," many Americans felt a sudden lack of opportunity and purpose.There is no way to summarize the exquisite detail in Hofstadter's book. One must read it and ponder its many lessons.

For the sum of its parts are greater than the whole. Good history always makes us realize that there really is nothing new under the sun, and yet, there most certainly IS! The Paranoid Style in American Politics 2.

The Author: Richard Hofstadter. Jun 10,  · This timely reissue of Richard Hofstadter's classic work on the fringe groups that influence American electoral politics offers an invaluable perspective on contemporary domestic hildebrandsguld.com The Paranoid Style in American Politics, acclaimed historian Richard Hofstadter examines the competing forces in American political discourse and how fringe groups can influence — and derail — Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Jun 20,  · Hofstadter conducted a thorough review of American politics from before the founding of the nation through McCarthyism and noticed a pattern among a small impassioned minority on the fringes of the political spectrum.

He called their behavior the “paranoid style” in politics. May 15,  · In The Paranoid Style in American Politics, acclaimed historian Richard Hofstadter examines the competing forces in American political discourse and how fringe groups can influence—and derail—the larger agendas of a political party.

He investigates the politics of the irrational, shedding light on how the behavBrand: Tantor Audio. The Paranoid Style in American Politics: And Other Essays Richard Hofstadter Throughout the ages the "paranoid style" has been used to arouse public indignation and to attack established institutions and/or entrenched traditions that have grown ineffectual.

Jun 10,  · This timely reissue of Richard Hofstadter's classic work on the fringe groups that influence American electoral politics offers an invaluable perspective on contemporary domestic hildebrandsguld.com The Paranoid Style in American Politics, acclaimed historian Richard Hofstadter examines the competing forces in American political discourse and how fringe groups can influence — and derail — the 5/5(4).