anti-intellectual :

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  • n  a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
  • s  smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values

  • True, he was merciless in describing the anti-intellectual streak that led many mainstream arbiters to put quotes around the term evangelical scholarship.
  • George Bush is famously anti-intellectual.
  • In a scathing 1984 review of Algeny, one of Rifkin's nine books, Harvard's Stephen Jay Gould wrote that it was "a cleverly constructed tract of anti-intellectual propaganda .
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    Conservatism, RIP? Please login to view the requested resource. Here’s a quote for you: Conservatism is “anti-intellectual, insensitive to questions of civil liberties, hostile to reforms, more concerned with using political processes for social protest than...
    June 25, 2013 - The Harrisonburg Daily News-Record

  • William Crowe in TIME
    I considered quitting right then,Crowe said later. "There has historically been a very strong anti-intellectual bias in the Navy."
  • Susan Jacoby in Los Angeles Times
    During the past four decades,Jacoby writes, "America's endemic anti-intellectual tendencies have been grievously exacerbated by a new species of semiconscious anti-rationalism, feeding on and fed by an ignorant popular culture of video...
  • Isaac Asimov in Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
    New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov called it "another anti-intellectual effort to take fancy-schmancy wine down a peg or two."

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