The New York Times online provoked a spirited debate yesterday with the question: Are American’s hostile to knowledge? Nearly 1000 weighed in on the comment board, which accompanied an article describing Susan Jacoby’s new book: The Age of American Unreason. Jacoby decries what she describes as an American culture of widespread ignorance and anti-intellectualism, citing the alarming results of the 2006 National Geographic-Roper Survey of … Continue reading Tell Us: Are Americans hostile to global knowledge?
Subscribe to this blog’s feed Tribune National Correspondent Stevenson Swanson Geography and My Wonderful World create a stir in the Windy City My Wonderful World received a notable mention in one of country’s most widely circulated newspapers this weekend. An article in this Sunday’s Chicago Tribune explored geographic illiteracy, an important issue facing the … Continue reading “Why is the U.S. in another world?”– Featured article from the Chicago Tribune
Now that you’ve seen our TV public service announcement (PSA), we’d like to hear your thoughts. If you could make a PSA for geographic literacy, what would it include? What other ideas do you have for ways to fire Americans up about the importance of global knowledge? We want to hear all your ideas—big and small. Tell us! My Wonderful World Home | About My … Continue reading What Would Be in Your PSA?