A Cult of Ignorance

Full text of Isaac Asimov's op-ed in the January 21, 1980 Newsweek. Source of the famous quote about the "false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is as good as your knowledge.'"

Just as noteworthy, and unfortunately just as apropos in "post-truth" 2016/2017 as three decades before: "What we badly need is social approval of learning and social rewards for learning. We can ALL be members of the intellectual elite and then, and only then, will... any true concept of democracy have any meaning."

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