Foreword by Sean Wilentz
PART 1: STUDIES IN THE AMERICAN RIGHT
1. The Paranoid Style in American Politics
2. The Pseudo-Conservative Revolt-1954
3. The Pseudo-Conservatism Revisited-1965
4. Goldwater and Pseudo-Conservative Politics
PART 2: SOME PROBLEMS OF THE MODERN ERA
5. Cuba, the Philippines, and Manifest Destiny
6. What Happened to the Anti-Trust Movement?
7. Free Silver and the Mind of "Coin" Harvey
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 Reform, Anti-intellectualism in American Life, Social Darwinism in American Thought, 1860-1915, The American Political Tradition, and others. He died in 1970.
"[Hofstadter's] account stands as the most balanced and authoritative analysis we have of a formidable and apparently permanent force in American politics." -The New York Times Book Review"Hofstadter's essays . . .are calm, clear, dispassionate and devastating-a joy to read." -Harper's"Hofstadter's status theory helps us understand a political history that goes far beyond the issues of the fifties and sixties which it was invoked to explain." -New Republic