Political Man: The Social Bases of Politics

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CHAPTER X
American Intellectuals: Their Politics and Status

AMERICAN intellectuals have for some time been a source of political controversy. Often during the postwar years, they have been a convenient target for a great number of people who are openly and aggressively anti-intellectual. Conversely, many businessmen and conservatives have felt that American intellectuals are excessively critical of them.1

Some intellectuals maintain that their alienation from society, any society, is an inevitable consequence of the basic character of their work and the social environment in which they live. Others regard it as a historical phenomenon which began as opposition to the values and style of life of an emerging capitalist society, and which is now waning as that society changes its char-

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The identification of the "liberal" who is antagonistic to business with the intellectual is often made by conservatives. In an organ of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, one finds the following: "The 'liberal' we are told, is cowered into impotence.... So far we have not been able to find one artist or writer or speechmaker or professor who would admit that he has been slowed down, or that his freedom of speech has been in the slightest impaired." Economic Intelligence, June 1954, p. 4 (my emphasis). Herbert Hoover, in discussing the 1928 campaign, comments that "the growing left-wing movement embracing many of the 'intelligentsia' flocked to Governor Smith's support." See Memoirs of Herbert Hoover, 1920-1933 ( New York: Macmillan, 1952), p. 202.

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