The Paranoid Style in American Politics by Richard Hofstadter audiobook

The Paranoid Style in American Politics

By Richard Hofstadter
Foreword by Sean Wilentz
Read by Keith Sellon-Wright

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10.74 Hours Unabridged
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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 affairs. 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 behavior of individuals can seem out of proportion with actual political issues, and how such behavior impacts larger groups. With such other classic essays as "Free Silver and the Mind of 'Coin' Harvey" and "What Happened to the Antitrust Movement?," The Paranoid Style in American Politics remains both a seminal text of political history and a vital analysis of the ways in which political groups function in the United States.

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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 affairs. 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 behavior of individuals can seem out of proportion with actual political issues, and how such behavior impacts larger groups. With such other classic essays as "Free Silver and the Mind of 'Coin' Harvey" and "What Happened to the Antitrust Movement?," The Paranoid Style in American Politics remains both a seminal text of political history and a vital analysis of the ways in which political groups function in the United States.

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Author Bio: Richard Hofstadter

Author Bio: Richard Hofstadter

Richard Hofstadter (1916–1970) was DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University and the author of several books, including The Paranoid Style in American Politics, The Age of Reform, and The American Political Tradition. He was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 10.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English