Just opened up my Daily Beast daily e-mail, and this was the top story and headline:
Why is the U.S. lagging behind our peers in educating our students? The Daily Beast’s Dana Goldstein on a new book with a startling conclusion: they value intellect more than we do.
Maybe because major publications commit grammatical errors in their headlines. As the proper phrasing of that should be "Why the World Is Smarter Than We Are."
I also don't think anyone is surprised that there is an anti-intellectualism in the U. S. Didn't de Tocqueville even write about that?