February 19, 2008

A Nation of Dunces

A loyal reader has tipped me to a piece in the Washington Post by Susan Jacoby, the author of "The Age of Unreason", a book previously discussed here a couple days ago.

Jacoby elaborates on "the dumbing of America" and it's well worth a read.

Having experienced the glut of truly stupid and/or ignorant people who felt called to leave comments here, as well as witnessing the progressive dumbness of popular TV shows and the shallow, ignorant laziness of many TV pundits and "news" people, those paid millions and charged with informing the American public on issues critical to our well-being on widely watched "news" shows, and have long wondered just what the hell is going on.

I'm just glad I'm not the only one who's noticed.


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