A true story of willful denial on a national scale (he’s talking about US).
“At its worst extreme, a culture of misinformation can produce something like Iran, which is run by a Holocaust denier.
It’s one thing to forget the past, with predictable consequences, as the favorite aphorism goes. But what about those who refuse to comprehend the present?”
Read the whole, depressing article here: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/25/building-a-nation-of-know-nothings/