Is America Anti-Intellectual?

Discussion in 'Political Talk, Alternative World Theories' started by gretchen, May 1, 2013.

  1. gretchen

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    The whole world is stupid.
     
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    Yea moreso than I'd like, but it's not people's fault...I think its the way the school system is so mechanized, rigid, and based more on memorization and standardization than uniqueness, self expression, self anyalyzing, and creativity. I think its more just suppressed self, and a lifestyle and society that supports suppressing self, rather than intellectualism actually being absent or deficient. When people are alone and amonst close friends or family they are quite intellectual, I think its just not openly shared or utilized much at all in America.
     
  5. j.

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    I think it's partly due to eating PUFAs, too.
     
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    I think education is definitely a huge factor.

    This book Inventing the Egghead: the Battle over Brainpower in America by Aaron Lecklinder says
    It has to do with the devaluing of intellectuals:
    http://www.thepointmag.com/2013/reviews ... -professor

     
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