â€œA 34-nation study found Americans less likely to believe in evolution than citizens of any of the countries polled except Turkey,â€ columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote. He argues that this is one example of the anti-intellectualism that is hurting our ability to solve serious problems and could harm our competitiveness as a nation in coming decades.
â€œThereâ€™s no simple solution, but the complex and incomplete solution is a greater emphasis on education at every level,â€ he wrote. â€œAnd maybe, just maybe, this cycle has run its course, for the past seven years perhaps have discredited the anti-intellectualism movement.â€
Is Kristof correct, or is this just another case of a liberal accusing those who disagree with him of being dumb?