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Synonyms for anti-intellectual

a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits

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smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values


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The answer to your question is no, I don't think there is anti-intellectualism in Utah.
Waters, Sharpton, and Bell do speak for many blacks, he insists, not because racism is rising, as many blacks believe, but because the viruses of victimology, separatism, and anti-intellectualism have created a counter-reality within which they live and move.
This resistance exposes a parochial anti-intellectualism which permeates the media here.
Hofstadter, in his study of American anti-intellectualism, had already put his finger on these moods and fads, as if predicting the uprising at his own university.
Henman represents the worst kind of arrogant English anti-intellectualism, will never win Wimbledon, and the sooner he retires to manage a network of suburban tennis courts the better.
The Bush administration has built a presidency around a defiant anti-intellectualism.
This is not a call to move the professional preparation of teachers and administrators from the academy to the "real world" of practice in the schools, Such a move was a major part of the conservative agenda of British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, who sought to denigrate academic learning of any kind, A similar anti-intellectualism has come quickly to the United States, Classroom experience is a crucial part of any teacher's training, but it is only a part.
That oppositional stance is compounded by what historian Richard Hofstadter identified in Anti-Intellectualism in American Life (1963) as the self-defeating "hunger.
In so doing, they have begun to shuck the stereotype of anti-intellectualism that had previously dogged Catholics.
91st Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities "Education in an Era of Global Competition: Anti-Intellectualism and Disinvestment"
In Davenport's view, modern Americans, possessed by the twin demons of anti-intellectualism and car lust, had sold both mind and body in return for a mess of pottage--and for feited their souls in the process.
Ravitch chronicles this long-standing and deeply seeded anti-intellectualism in public education, from its turn-of-the-century origins to the "life-adjustment" movement of the 1940s and 1950s and the neo-progressivism of the 1960s and early 1970s.
But already Horowitz was troubled by the anti-intellectualism of the New Left.
9 HATRED OF CAPITALISM: A SEMIOTEXT(E) READER Best title yet (thanks to Jack Smith, who came up with it) and with anti-intellectualism so rampant these days, I can't help myself.
As an alternative, he celebrated a Buchananite populist vision, complete with paeans to the parochialism, anti-intellectualism, and lack of ambition associated with such working-class neighborhoods as South Boston.