In the land of Trump

Michael P. Lynch, writing for the New York Times:

The problem of course is that having more information available, even more accurate information, isn’t what is required by the ideal [Jefferson’s belief that democracy requires an informed citizenry]. What is required is that people actually know and understand that information, and there are reasons to think we are no closer to an informed citizenry understood in that way than we ever have been. Indeed, we might be further away.