February 4, 2011 4:16 AM

Commentary: The dumbing down of America

Once upon a time, there lived a stupid giant. The giant had not always been stupid. Or, perhaps it is more accurate to say the giant had once revered intelligence, reason and the byproducts thereof. Indeed, the giant was renowned for an ingenuity and standard of living that made it the envy of the world. There came a time, however, when, though the giant retained its strength and arguably even its decency, it lost its intelligence.

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