This essay from Garret Keizer delivers so many insights into the phenomenon of people embracing stupidity. I appreciate points such as considering “…the need to ‘rise above’ whatever one finds too daunting to bear.” when reflecting on the feeling of being immersed deep in what you don’t know.
And this is such a good hard question to keep working on:
“Is it even possible to liberate a society so that an individual’s power exists in some meaningful proportion to her intelligence and entitlements, and in proper balance with the power of other persons and the finite resources of the planet?”
Visit Harper’s Magazine website to read the full article.