HOW AUTHORITARIANS WILL CHANGE THE GOP

  Authoritarians, as a growing presence in the GOP, are a real constituency that exists independently of Trump — and will persist as a force in American politics regardless of the fate of his candidacy. If Trump loses the election, that will not remove the threats and social changes that trigger the “action side” of … Continue reading HOW AUTHORITARIANS WILL CHANGE THE GOP

THE DUMBING DOWN OF AMERICA

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wired-success/201407/anti-intellectualism-and-the-dumbing-down-america   by Ray Williams   Anti-Intellectualism and the "Dumbing Down" of America There is a growing anti-intellectual dumbing down of our culture Posted Jul 07, 2014 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, … Continue reading THE DUMBING DOWN OF AMERICA

Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/our-humanity-naturally/201506/anti-intellectualism-is-killing-america by David Niose on Jun 20, 2015 in Our Humanity Some will point out, correctly, that even educated people can still be racists, but this shouldn’t remove the spotlight from anti-intellectualism. Yes, even intelligent and educated individuals, often due to cultural and institutional influences, can sometimes carry racist biases. But critically thinking individuals recognize racism as wrong and undesirable, even if … Continue reading Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America