My ignorance is just as good as your knowledge

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”
Isaac Asimov

I see this quote periodically on Twitter, particularly now with COVID-19 and the American public’s unrepentent love of their current President, distrust of science and belief in all kinds of snake oil remedies and fairy tales.

I’ve yet to have the opportunity to read the article that the quote comes from until I came across this scan.