Is the country headed downhill like a handcart headed for, well, you know?
Some people think so. Of course, that has been the case for decades. But New York Times columnist Bob Herbert uses some stats to make a sharp point on our intellectual decline:
“We read less and less and write like barbarians. Weâ€™ve increasingly turned our backs on the very idea of hard-won excellence while flinging open the doors to decadence and decline. No wonder Lady Gaga and Snooki from â€œJersey Shoreâ€ are cultural heroes.”
Here’s a link:Â www.nytimes.com/2010/08/07/opinion/07herbert.html