There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It's the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, and deliberate gullibility.... https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wired-success/201407/anti-intellectualism-and-the-dumbing-down-america

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

Anti-intellectualism is Killing America. Social dysfunction can be traced to the abandonment of reason - Psychology Today

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Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America

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Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America | Psychology Today

Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America

Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America Social dysfunction can be traced to the abandonment of reason Post published by David Niose on Jun 20, 2015 in Our Humanity, Naturally

Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America Social dysfunction can be traced to the abandonment of reason Post published by David Niose on Jun 2015 in Our Humanity, Naturally

This explains so much!  The culture of anti-intellectualism in America is fueling hateful, racist demagogues -- in politics and on TV

Donald Trump talks at a fourth-grade level. Maybe that’s why the Fox News audience loves him

Donald Trump talks at a fourth-grade level. Maybe that’s why the Fox News audience loves him The culture of anti-intellectualism in America is fueling hateful, racist demagogues -- in politics and on TV

Anti-intellectualism is taking over the US Patricia Williams The rise in academic book bannings and firings is compounded by the US's growing disregard for scholarship itself   • Political correctness really works! Sorry, conservatives, but science just said so  • Texas school bans seven 'obscene' books in banned books week

Anti-intellectualism is taking over the US

Anti-intellectualism is taking over the U.-The Guardian-Patricia Williams: The rise in academic book bannings and firings is compounded by the US's growing disregard for scholarship itself

For those who espouse anti-intellectualism, conspiracy theories have the same clout as legitimate science, the opinions of non-experts are just as credible as those of the experts, and ideology takes precedence over the cold hard facts. This sums up Trump perfectly.

Donald Trump talks at a fourth-grade level. Maybe that’s why the Fox News audience loves him

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Anti-Intellectualism and the "Dumbing Down" of America There is a growing anti-intellectual dumbing down of the American culture, by Ray Williams

"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

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"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge" Isaac Asimov

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