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Who’s In? The Hierarchy Of Intellectuals

Comments by “Nils” on a recent post by Andrew Hartman, which was a reflection on Daniel Rodgers’ Age of Fracture via Lisa Szefel’s book review, reminded me of past discussions at USIH about always touchy subject of elitism in U.S. intellectual history. By this I mean elitism in the objects of analysis by historians of U.S. intellectual life. I have encountered some of that elitism in my professional life. About three years ago, here at USIH, I wrote about what I called “The Varieties of Intellectual Experience” . In post I cited what I believed to have been unjust discrimination Read more