Ignorance is a (conditioned) state of mind By William Bowles

30 July 2003

Ignorance: Ig = in, nocere = not knowing. In a state of not knowing; a “United States of Not Knowing” (Thank you Patricia)

In an essay, ‘How hatred was born’ (sub-titled ‘Ignorance is not bliss’), in the Independent Review (29/07/03) the black American writer Walter Mosley, makes the comparison between the rage that black Americans feel towards a system, run by whites, that has oppressed and exploited them for generations, and the rage felt by people in the Middle East toward Americans (or does he mean America?).

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