There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It's the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, and deliberate gullibility.... https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wired-success/201407/anti-intellectualism-and-the-dumbing-down-america
Anti-Intellectualism and the "Dumbing Down" of America | Psychology Today
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Anti-Intellect contrast by Political cartoonist Thomas Nast - Anti-intellectualism is hostility towards and mistrust of intellect, intellectuals, and intellectual pursuits, usually expressed as the derision of education, philosophy, literature, art, and science, as impractical and contemptible.
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Anti-intellectualism is taking over the US Patricia Williams The rise in academic book bannings and firings is compounded by the US's growing disregard for scholarship itself • Political correctness really works! Sorry, conservatives, but science just said so • Texas school bans seven 'obscene' books in banned books week