There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has 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.”
Isaac Asimov, American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science.
(2 Jan 1920-1992)