I meant to re-link to this quote from the great Isaac Asimov last month, but it remains as relevant post-election as it was pre-election:
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”.
Update: Here’s Asimov’s original column for Newsweek, from January 1980.
★ Monday, 30 November 2020