Monday, September 15, 2008

Americans Hate Intelligence

"And throughout it all, the United States: rich, properous, myopic, magnificent in aggregate and petty in specifics, unwilling--always, always--to accord mass respect to the mind. To good fortune, to luck, to rugged individualism, to faith in God, to patriotism, to beauty, to spunk or pluck or grit or git, BUT NEVER TO COMPLEX INTELLIGENCE AND COMPLEX THOUGHT." [emphasis my own]
p. 424 Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress

(see my post entitled "Politicians want us not to think"

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