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Yay or Nay? Are Americans Hostile to Knowledge

I know all of you wonderful CitizenSugar readers love knowledge, but some think you are a minority in America. A recent New York Times article consulted a bunch of scholars about America's hostility to knowledge.


These self-proclaimed nerds indicted Americans for being ignorant about essential scientific, civic, and historical knowledge, and even worse — for not thinking any of it matters!

T. J. Jackson Lears, a cultural historian, said that "when political problems seem intractable or somehow frozen, there is a turn toward cultural issues." Hm. Sound familiar?

Do you see anti-intellectual tendencies in America?

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