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BEST OF THE WEB: The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the "dumbing down" of America

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Trump’s not Hitler, he’s Mussolini: How GOP anti-intellectualism created a modern fascist movement in America - Salon.com

Trump’s not Hitler, he’s Mussolini: How GOP anti-intellectualism created a modern fascist movement in America - Salon.com

In a brilliant address, Obama rebukes Trump’s anti-intellectualism. Look, our nation’s Founders — Franklin, Madison, Hamilton, Jefferson — they were born of the Enlightenment.  They sought to escape superstition, and sectarianism, and tribalism, and know-nothingness.

In a brilliant address, Obama rebukes Trump’s anti-intellectualism. Look, our nation’s Founders — Franklin, Madison, Hamilton, Jefferson — they were born of the Enlightenment. They sought to escape superstition, and sectarianism, and tribalism, and know-nothingness.

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Oh yes, being true to oneslef, questioning everything, not jumping on bandwagons, using logic and critical thinking...living free in wild, whacky, free-spirited ways...be it do it!

Oh yes, being true to oneslef, questioning everything, not jumping on bandwagons, using logic and critical thinking...living free in wild, whacky, free-spirited ways...be it do it!

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How to Be a More Authentic Parent ••• The three things that authentic parents do brilliantly

How to Be a More Authentic Parent ••• The three things that authentic parents do brilliantly

Trump’s not Hitler, he’s Mussolini: How GOP anti-intellectualism created a modern fascist movement in America - Salon.com

Trump’s not Hitler, he’s Mussolini: How GOP anti-intellectualism created a modern fascist movement in America - Salon.com

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

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

Bill Maher, 'If the Mittmobile does roll into Washington it will be towing behind it the whole anti-intellectual anti-science freak show.'

Bill Maher, 'If the Mittmobile does roll into Washington it will be towing behind it the whole anti-intellectual anti-science freak show.'