I don't think I know why because it is not true everywhere.  But I think it is
very disturbing and destructive of a culture.

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From: Nancy Gish [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
 I agree that America seldom does
seem to care about the views of intellectuals, professorial or not, hence
derogatory words like "pointy head" as if it were somehow an elitist
disgrace to think or read or study.

Does it perhaps come from a fear of the other's knowledge,
a kind of fear of the unknown?

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