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Richard Hofstadter
The Paranoid Style in American Politics (1964)

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Born: August 6, 1916

Died: October 24, 1970 (aged 54)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Historian

Bio: Richard Hofstadter was an American historian and public intellectual of the mid-20th century. Hofstadter, the DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University, became the iconic historian of postwar liberal consensus, largely due to his emphasis on ideas and political culture rather than the day-to-day doings of politicians.

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