Richard Hofstadter Quote: “The delicate thing about the university…”

Hofstadter Quote, cozy corner in John Rylands library at the University of Manchester

The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.

Richard Hofstadter

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Name: Richard Hofstadter
Profession: Historian
Nationality: American
Birthday: August 6, 1916
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