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Stupid is the new smart—but it wasn’t always so
'“Thought-provoking . . . The lives and work of [Flynn’s] half-dozen intellectuals stand in sharp contrast to the present cultural decline . . . Excellent book.” —The American Conservative “The ever smart Daniel Flynn’s all-American team of great independent intellectuals . . . [A] quite good work of Americana.” —The American Spectator “Evidence of the dumbing down of America is everywhere. Some of it is chronicled in a new book, Blue Collar Intellectuals. Flynn contends popular culture has divorced itself from the life of the mind.” —Cal Thomas, nationally syndicated columnist “Flynn’s brief for the life of books and the mind is compelling, and his profiles of intellectual heroes of modest beginnings are informative and affecting.” —Washington Times “Flynn makes plenty of trenchant observations about our deteriorating society. . . . And he makes a great case for why it is happening. . . . Good stuff.” —FrontPage Magazine “A vital alternative to the complacent relativism of contemporary cultural stewards.” —Mark Bauerlein, best-selling author of The Dumbest Generation“Flynn’s case histories of a wonderful—and uniquely American—tradition of bringing learning to the masses offers us a morality tale in these times of spiraling tuition, esoteric publication, and an insular academia mostly cut off from wider society.”—Victor Davis Hanson, coauthor of Who Killed Homer? and The Bonfire of the Humanities“Flynn’s deft historical profiles remind us that popular culture and the life of the mind need not be adversaries.”—Brian C. Anderson, editor of City Journal and author of South Park Conservatives '
Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Institute