Thursday, March 1, 2012

An article worth reading....if you are puzzled by the anti-intellectualism of Santorum

"What really aggrieves right wing conservatives is that professors of "The Liberal Arts" actually teach the "liberal" arts and so promote a way of looking at the world in which "truth" is derived through research and reason rather than by mindless adherence to the ancient scribblings of some book.
The gripe that conservatives like Rick Santorum have against higher education, in short, is not that liberally-biased faculties are forcing their students to think like Democrats. Their real complaint is that college professors are teaching students to think for themselves."
This is an excerpt from an article on by Alex Pareen.  It is a very clear explanation of how the far  right conservative element got to the point where having an education, learning to think, has become a liability.

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