One of the Republican Party’s new traits is anti-intellectualism. Think about Santorum talking about how going to college makes you an elitist1, Tom Coburn’s one man battle against climate science, or Rick Perry in general.
This morning I was directed to and read Mano Singham’s article, “The cause of the conservative turn against science” I think it’s a good analysis of what’s happened to the Republican Party and science. I am mostly posting it because it is a good plank in a larger piece I am working on about how conservative thought became predominant in politics2
Look forward to incorporating this into my arguments.