Sunday, August 01, 2010

Piled Higher and Deeper

Link to this story.

Here's a wonderful quote from Isaac Asimov:
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has 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."
That was quoted in Newsweek magazine in January of 1980. The situation doesn't appear to have improved in the past 30 years.

4 comments:

k said...

Do you suppose Twain had something to do with that?

Knitting Linguist said...

Oh. That really IS a fabulous quote.

Gulfboot Johnson said...
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zippiknits said...

Isaac really saw very clearly what was wrong and where we were going. I miss that guy.