Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The dumbest generation …

… Age of Amnesia - Quillette.
Information is increasingly separated from actual knowledge; blogs replace books, and tweets replace essays. Knowledge of even relatively recent events, like the Holocaust or D-Day, is become scanty. Four in 10 American millennials, and at least one in three Europeans, say they know “very little” about the Holocaust, and one in five young French respondents are not even aware it took place.
A population of submissive ignoramuses is obviously attractive to those in search of power. Why anyone would want to be ignorant and submissive escapes me.

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