“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.””—
He’s always been an idol of mine. An incredibly prolific writer with more than 500 books published, he was also a very smart man. Side note: my son is named after him and Isaac Newton. One of my great regrets is never having had the chance to meet Mr. Asimov, and now he’s dead so I never will.