A demonstrator protesting against calls to remove the Confederate flag, seen by many as a reminder of racism's legacy, from the grounds of the state house in South California, in the wake of the shootings at the church in Charleston. Photo: AFP

For half of Americans, ignorance is bliss

Jonathan Power says with 50 per cent of the US out of touch with reality, the nation is in danger of abandoning reason, despite Obama’s best efforts

A demonstrator protesting against calls to remove the Confederate flag, seen by many as a reminder of racism's legacy, from the grounds of the state house in South California, in the wake of the shootings at the church in Charleston. Photo: AFP
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