Anti-intellectualism…

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“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. 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.’” – Isaac Asimov

This is a poignant and ever more relevant quote or excerpt from an article Asimov wrote for Newsweek in January of 1980. As brilliant as Asimov was, it’s astonishing that he both recognised and so accurately predicted the state of American culture and anti-intellectualism.

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