The Dumbed Down Democracy – The New York Times

“We know that at least 30 million American adults cannot read. But the current presidential election may yet prove that an even bigger part of the citizenry is politically illiterate — and functional. Which is to say, they will vote despite being unable to accept basic facts needed to process this American life.”

Not being able to read is  a phenomenal obstacle in learning the intricacies of government, the history of ideas and people, and learning new skills.

via The Dumbed Down Democracy – The New York Times

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