Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free by Charles P. Pierce
Idiot America is not the place where people say silly things. It is not the place where people believe in silly things. it is not the place where people go to profit from the fact that people believe in silly things.
The rise of Idiot America today reflects--for profit, mainly, but also and more cynically, for political advantage and in the pursuit of power--the breakdown of the consensus that the pursuit of knowledge is a good. It also represents the ascendancy of the notion that the people we should trust the least are the people who know best what they're talking about. In the new media age, everybody is a historian, or a scientist, or a preacher, or a sage. And if everyone is an expert, then nobody is, and the worst thing you can be in a society where everybody is an expert is, well, an actual expert.
If you can find it, it is worth the laughs. We all deal with Idiot America, it is good to see someone else's view of it too.