Idiot America?

I’m in the midst of reading Charles Pierce’s latest tome: Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free on my Kindle. (best thing about the Kindle – making notes while you are reading) and along comes ‘Climategate’. What a perfect example of idiocy in America.

Misquote, misconstrue and lie – that’s what one side of the debate is doing. The other side, the one based in reality, is attempting to respond (see RealClimate and Deltoid) but one thing the denialists have going for their side, a better PR machine, is swamping the efforts of the rationalists.

A very serious question that Mr Pierce attempts to answer is: Why has America chosen irrationality over reality?

Read the book: Idiot America

Also check out: Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle

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