The New York Times has a readers comment section that has the following statement then question.
Susan Jacoby's new book bemoans the state of American culture. Not only are citizens ignorant about essential knowledge, she says, but they also don’t think it matters.
Why do you think Americans are perceived as being hostile to global knowledge?
Click here to see the NYT readers comment section.
The book by Susan Jacoby that the NYT is referring to is "The Age of American Unreason". Here is the review of the book in the Los Angeles Times.