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Anti-intellectualism has a grand tradition in the U.S. and will probably always rear its ugly head when people become fearful due to societal change.

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“They’ve latched onto the idea that many totalitarian regimes have done over the years, which is if you can stop students from learning about ideas that a political party in power disagrees with, that is one way to stop those ideas from existing in the society at all,” said Andrew Gothard, president of United Faculty of Florida.

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