"The Cult of Ignorance in the United States"

After a short break, Walker and Professor Dungey return. And, it does not get any better than this: A recent article making some noise in the popular discourse proclaims, "The Cult of Ignorance in the United States: Anti-Intellectualism and the 'dumbing-down' of America." Punchy. Provocative. Tired. Worst of all, the essay is only half right. Want the deeper, darker origins of the "anti- intellectual" sentiment in the West? Want to know where the article misses the point? Want to be like Hamlet, as Nietzsche wrote, and pull back the curtain? Check it out. But, then you would be proving the article wrong... Enjoy.