IN 2002, BEN STEIN ASKED FORBES READERS
WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO DESTROY AMERICA?
He answered his own question thus :
"Destroy the knowledge base on which all of mankind's scientific progress has been built by guaranteeing that such learning is confined to only a few, and spread ignorance and complacency among the many. Watch America lose its scientific and competitive edge..
Elevate mysticism, tribalism, shamanism and fundamentalism--...to an equal status with technology in the public mind... and act as if science were on an equal footing with voodoo."