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Anti Intelectuals

Think Again: The Conservative War on Knowledge

Eric Alterman | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Eric Alterman

The United States finds itself in an odd political predicament. One of its two major political parties is increasingly dominated by a faction of people that simply denies those aspects of reality it finds to be inconvenient.

On Wordiness, Godliness and Truthiness: The McCain-Palin Assault on Language

Caryn James | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caryn James

The McCain-Palin campaign is demonizing language and not just using it with that politics-as-usual slipperiness. But denigrating language is easy after all these years of George "Malapropism" Bush.

Observations From an Ersatz American

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

As black gay male, a member of the upper middle class, a college-educated white collar worker, and a non-Christian and non-theist, I am one of the most irrelevant, least important voters in this election.

This Country Needs An Intellectual

Sheila Suess Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sheila Suess Kennedy

The charge of elitism is a manifestation of America's longstanding and unfortunate subtext of anti-intellectualism, and its use during this campaign is both revealing and disturbing.

"Real Americans" Are Stupid! Obama vs. Mitt Romney and Jesse Jackson

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

So now we have it: good grades and responsible fatherhood are "white," and speaking foreign languages is suspiciously "European."