Arrogance of ignorance?

By Ken Perrott 09/04/2014

It always seems to be the way – those who know least about a situation usually have the strongest opinions on it.

That certainly seems the case for US attitudes towards the Ukraine crisis – according to a study performed by a couple of social scientists (see The less Americans know about Ukraine’s location, the more they want U.S. to intervene).



The dots on the above map are the responses to the question “where is Ukraine?” found by the study.

Perhaps the poor understanding of world geography is not that surprising. But the worrying thing is that the more mistaken the  responders were in their answer the more definite they were that the US should take military action in Ukraine!

That’s a bit of a worry.

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