21st Century: Query 84 (Isaac Asimov)
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. 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.”
Explain what Mr. Asimov means by “a cult of ignorance.” What does Mr. Asimov mean when he avers as false that “…my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge,” and how does this quote overall apply to the Trump era? Do you agree with Asimov? Why or why not?
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