America’s Cult of Ignorance

Via Antonio Lombatti- this is more true now than it was in 1980.

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” (“A Cult of Ignorance” by Isaac Asimov, NEWSWEEK – January 21, 1980, p. 19).