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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.’

“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.’” — Isaac Asimov, A Cult of Ignorance,” Newsweek (1980-01-21)

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The current wave of anti-intellectualism, then, is more of a discredit to the age than it is an inconvenience for the intellectual.

“The current wave of anti-intellectualism, then, is more of a discredit to the age than it is an inconvenience for the intellectual.” — Louis Lomax, The Act and Art of Nonconformity,” The Realist (February 1959)