If there is a weekly newspaper category for Pulitzer Prize opinion writing, please submit Edgar Allen Beem’s column, “Smarten Up, America.”
Beem should not despair. Hopefully, our education system will ultimately teach Americans – liberals, conservatives, et. al. – the basics of Western culture, covering history, science, literature, etc. Once we are familiar with Comte, Mill, Hume, Locke and other Enlightenment philosophers, then we might hear rational discourses, rather than ideological rants. Hopefully.