Something Good about America: Not Oil Wells, But Mind Wells

Notice in this 60 Minutes segment that Indian geniuses are not flocking to oil-rich Arab countries where a conformist religion like Islam dominates the culture. Instead, they come to Enlightenment-based secular California, to Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley is a mind well (and constitutes something far more valuable than any oil well). It’s a reminder that America has something that many countries still lack: intellectually stimulating cultural islands characterized by freedom and entrepreneurial opportunity. Watch:

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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