Quote of the Day

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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Clay Shirky“When you make the claim that something on the Internet is going to be good for democracy, you often get this reaction: ‘Are you talking about the thing with the singing cats?’” — Clay Shirky, How the Internet will (one day) transform government