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Danehy: Lessons learned from morning talk shows

By Tom Danehy

Isaac Asimov once inadvertently summed up the essence of right-wing talk radio when he wrote about what he called “the cult of ignorance in the United States.” There is “a strain of anti-intellectualism” in our culture and politics that is “nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’” For the past few weeks, I have been out on the road in the morning, listening to crackpot radio, to which I am sadly addicted...

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