Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America | Psychology Today

What is anintellectual anyway--should the word be synonymous with  or or with being cool?

Anti Intellectualism | HuffPost

Whatis not so widely noticed, however, is that these intellectual resourcesgo unnoticed because they are tied to ostensibly anti-intellectualinterests.

These rhetorical questions ensure that the reader will remain thinkingabout the potential effects of anti-intellectualism even after the passageends.

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There must be many buried or hidden forms of intellectualismthat do not get channeled into academic work but might if schools weremore alert about tapping into them.

Furthermore, these texts often dramatize theissue of hidden intellectualism by focusing reflexively on language.

In effect, our unit askedCrandus's students to inventory whatever "hidden intellectualism" theymight find in themselves and wrestle with what they want to dowith it, that is, decide what kind of voice they wish to give it.

Not that I was completely wrong, I think, in presenting myself asa typical teenage anti-intellectual of the 1950s.

nonintellectual or anti-intellectual

There are many reasons we are in this mess, but I will just focus on one: anti-intellectualism. I don’t mean that democracy is in shambles because we lack a certain standard of intellectual capacity. In fact, anti-intellectualism has very little to do with one’s intellect at all. Rather, it is an attitude that expresses one’s masked fundamentalism. We are not as liberal or progressive as we think.

Anti-Intellectualism as Part of Modern Education

Anti-intellectualism undermines both deliberation and diversity. It inhibits one’s capacity to engage in dialogue with others and breeds a territoriality about one’s beliefs and identity. It encourages one’s values and one’s self-interest to overlap and become non-negotiable, and that is fundamentalism.

Review: Anti-Intellectualism in American Life (1963)

Anti-intellectualism is when one’s ability to think becomes completely dependent upon something other than oneself. We conflate what thinks for us with our own thinking, while internalizing an illusion of autonomy. Some have become convinced Hillary is a champion of feminism, others that Trump is a great businessman and leader — by posting links that argue exactly that. But Google will produce just as many results arguing the other way. What “thinks for us” has traditionally been the institutions that are in the business of manufacturing information — the media, education — who also function to police and enforce norms, but in recent history, those who control the means of producing information are no longer a few corporate elites, they are all of us. I say “information,” and not knowledge. Knowledge has become rare, whereas information is ubiquitous. And that is the anti-intellectual context: an inundation of information that floods the public sphere, keeping people from the knowledge what would threaten the existing hegemony.

Anti-Intellectualism in American Life (1963) Richard ..

I see now that sports providedme with something comparable to the saturation of life by argument thatPentecostal religion gave Warner, that my preference for sports overschoolwork was not anti-intellectualism so much as intellectualism byother means.

by chronicling the long history of American anti-intellectualism

In a capitalist context, everything can become commodified. We celebrate and encourage pluralism and diversity, but we have no clue how to relate to them in a way that does not involve commodification — of others or ourselves. We can sign our Tweets and posts #blacklivesmatter or #bringbackourgirls but if all we’re doing is amplifying and spreading a hashtag, we should not fool ourselves into believing we are fueling any real social change. Instead, we’re simply promoting our own brand… and signaling to the media that these topics are marketable. Anti-intellectualism reinforces one’s sense of political identity, which simultaneously decreases one’s capacity to engage in dialogue with others or with the complexity of a situation.