“Americans don’t learn about the world, they don’t study world history, other than American history in a very one-sided fashion, and they don’t study geography. In that context of widespread ignorance, the ongoing and deliberately fanned fear about the outside world, which is connected with this grandiose war on jihadi terrorism, makes the American public extremely susceptible to extremist appeals.
I was also struck by how well informed the top Chinese leaders are about the world. And then you watch one of our Republican presidential debates ...the GOP field is just embarrassing.”
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Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.