Friday, October 14, 2005

Reversing the Intellectual Decline

Shall we call it the "Unlightening":

"Historians will write of this time that the U.S. was in a period of intellectual decline, a kind of anti-renaissance of thought. Simplicity, and brevity displaced thoughtful dialogue. Repetition passed as true conviction, cult-like adherence to shallow philosophies unseated consideration of creative alternatives and honesty gave way to spin.

This is not an era when thinking about anything for long is valued."

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