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Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

Isaac Asimov

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The most important bill in our whole code is that for the diffusion of knowledge among the people. No other sure foundation can be devised, for the preservation of freedom and happiness.

Thomas Jefferson, letter to George Wythe, August, 1786

On the battlefield of France, this nation poured out its blood freely in order that democracy might be maintained at home and that its beneficent institutions might become available in other lands as well.  Surely, it is not consistent for us as Americans to demand democracy in government and practice autocracy in industry.

John D. Rockefeller