Richard Hofstadter


Ignorance is not bliss: The dangerous politics of anti-intellectualism

BY: - January 14, 2020

Thoughtful, studied consideration does not reign supreme in American politics, and frankly, I can’t think of an era it did. Conversely, I also can’t think of an era like ours where crankery and ignorance are entertained so prominently and with such deference. Author Isaac Asimov may have best characterized the mindless beast of legitimized stupidity […]