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The Gibbering Numbskulls In Government

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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.