Saturday, February 16, 2008

Dumb and Dumber: Are Americans Hostile to Knowledge?

Something is happening in the U.S: Anti-intellectualism (the attitude that “too much learning can be a dangerous thing”) and anti-rationalism (“the idea that there is no such things as evidence or fact, just opinion”) have fused in a particularly insidious way. Citizens are ignorant about essential knowledge and they don't care.

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