Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Osher Online-Mindless in America: A Historical Perspective


Price for Members: $100.00
Members Only 
Date/Time: Tues. Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov. 7    10 – 11:30am

Instructor: Timothy Lacy, PHD, History, Loyola University Chicago, Author
Location: OSHER ONLINE- Not Recorded 

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Course Description

All through US history, especially since 2016, critics have accused certain segments of the American public with ignorance, stupidity, thoughtlessness, and anti-intellectualism. One of the nation’s prominent historians, Richard Hofstadter, first charted these topics in his 1963 book, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life. That study earned the 1964 Pulitzer Prize, and historians have written in its shadow ever since.

This seminar consists of a close reading of that book, as well as its reception and legacy. 

Please Note: Course will NOT be recorded – Zoom- Osher Online Website

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Additional information


Timothy Lacy

Course Term

Fall 2023

Event Type


Day of the Week


Event Details

Date: 2023-10-03

Start time: 10:00 a.m.

End time: 11:30 a.m.



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