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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Hofstadter, Robert 1915-1990. American physicist. He shared a 1961 Nobel Prize for determining the structure of protons and neutrons.

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  • And the historian Richard Hofstadter must be spinning in his grave as Lowenstein distorts his work to slur bank critics with the concept of "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," a term Hofstadter applied to McCarthyism and conspiracy theories in general.

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  • "Pseudo-conservative" was another term Hofstadter used to describe the far-right fringe: "pseudo" because they didn't embrace conservatism's "temperate and compromising spirit."

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  • Hofstadter is advocating no such thing as the objective view of history, only that some viewpoints can be verified while others will forever remain subjective, as they are not bound by rationality.

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  • Hmm, it seems more feasible if you note the astronaut in the full photo is Dr. Leonard Hofstadter from the CBS series "The Big Bang Theory."

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  • It was in Hofstadter's group that I began my long collaboration with Henry Kendall who was also a member of the group.

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  • The experimental method used by Hofstadter is connected with the principles of the ordinary electron microscope.

    Nobel Prize in Physics 1961 - Presentation Speech

  • Here, in one of the most lucid treatments available in English, Hofstadter carefully identifies all the leading participants, and dissects the three successive hearings that Galileo was subjected to.

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  • Atlantic Southern President Mark Stevens called Hofstadter a "great encourager" who brings

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  • Part of the plot line deals with his inability to get along with the relationship between his roommate, Leonard Hofstadter and Penny – the girl from across the hall.

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  • American historian, Richard Hofstadter wrote about these same clowns in his 1964 Harper's Magazine article, "The Paranoid Style in American Politics."

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