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How the United States lost its mind.
So as to uphold Quincy Quarry’s commitment to endeavoring to provide balanced and fair coverage, the Quarry is covering an article from The Atlantic as a juxtapose to its recent covering of an essay entitled The biggest threat to Free Speech? It’s the left …
The key premise of this latest Quincy Quarry covered essay: make America reality-based again.
Americans have long been skeptical of intellectuals.
At the same time, have we crossed (well, ed.) over the tipping point?
“The American experiment, the original embodiment of the great Enlightenment idea of intellectual freedom, whereby every individual is welcome to believe anything she wishes, has metastasized out of control.”
“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan
“What’s problematic is going overboard – letting the subjective entirely override the objective; thinking and acting as if opinions and feelings are just as true as facts.”
Such is, by definition, delusional.
“We risk being the first people in history to have been able to make their illusions so vivid, so persuasive, so ‘realistic’ that they can live in them.”
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