The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the “dumbing down” of America


AMERICAN IDIOT

“The rise of idiot America today represents – for profit mainly, but also and more cynically, for political advantage in the pursuit of power – the breakdown of a consensus that the pursuit of knowledge is a good. It also represents the ascendancy of the notion that the people whom we should trust the least are the people who best know what they are talking about. In the new media age, everybody is an expert.” CONTINUE READING

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