The Myth of the Stupid American

by Elizabeth J. Carter In a recent poll taken on the website, we asked our visitors to tell us whether they think anti-intellectualism is on the rise. A startling 86 percent said yes. Our poll format does not allow voters to append their yeas, nays, and maybes with written explanations, but, in this case, I would have attempted fifty clap push-ups to know what those poll takers were thinking—or, as I briefly suspected, smoking. Because I must confess that a part of me said to myself: They can’t be right! Our website visitors are smart and thoughtful people, though. […]
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