Those Who Fight And Those Who Write: Overthrowing The Elite And Their Institutions- Exploring Communist China & The United States
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This thesis discusses the sociopolitical movement anti-intellectualism in both a historical and modern context. It is an interdisciplinary study incorporating history, philosophy, sociology, and political economy. The focus of this paper is anti-intellectualism as a whole, however in order to illustrate key pillars of anti-intellectualism, the history of anti-intellectualism in both China and the United States is used. This parallel demonstrates that even among seemingly opposite countries commonalities exist as a product of anti-intellectualism. This paper concludes with a discussion of the findings and their relevance to the proliferation of anti-intellectualism in society today.