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America's Cult of Ignorance Is No Match for Asia's Cult of Intelligence

John W. Traphagan | Posted 06.24.2014 | World
John W. Traphagan

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always 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." This cult of ignorance is the most serious national security issue facing the U.S. today.

Teabagging: Redux Anti-Intellectualism

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

Why the hell is this populist, boastful ignorance being actively encouraged and exploited by conservative corporate lobbyists, Fox News and, indeed, the Republican Party?

Nutrition and the Obama Moment

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

There's good reason to think that intellectualism is on the ropes, but maybe this will change now that we have in the White House a guy who actually understands nuance and complexity.

I Want A VP Who Is Smarter Than Me

Pam Atherton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pam Atherton

I don't want someone who believes their biggest asset is that they know what it's like to shop at WalMart and take their kids to hockey practice in a mini-van. How will that help in negotiations and diplomatic missions with other heads of state?

VP Debate: Apparently, Not Imploding Is Enough If You're "Just Like Us"

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

In the end, this isn't even about Palin. It's about us. Any society with its priorities straight would have watched Palin last night and, regardless of ideological beliefs, ruled her out as a candidate for the vice presidency.