America’s anti-intellectualism

After all these years warning of the insane beliefs and malign effects of the Evangelical Right, it’s nice to see this piece in the New York Times: The Evangelical Roots of our Post-truth Society.

I earned the first of two engineering degrees in the year before Jerry Falwell founded the Moral Majority; my career has, literally, been coincident with the growth of the Evangelical Right and its relentless assault on science, reason, expertise.

If you think I exaggerate about the harm these morons have done, or the malice they bear toward people who are better educated and more capable than themselves, remember this: They enthusiastically voted for a real-estate buffoon who claimed to know more about ISIS than the generals who had spent years fighting ISIS.

It’s a very fine piece, and y’all should go read the entire thing.

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