By Ben Cohen
George Monbiot asks how the current crop of right wing, anti intellectual fanatics got into power:
It wasn't always like this. The founding fathers of the republic -
Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams,
Alexander Hamilton and others - were among the greatest thinkers of
their age. They felt no need to make a secret of it. How did the
project they launched degenerate into George W Bush and Sarah Palin?
A damn good question. Hopefully, it won't happen again.