Two centuries ago, educated people were frequently fluent in several languages and well-grounded in multiple disciplines.
Today, more people are so-called "educated," but they seem to know less because they're lazy, disinterested, or unintelligent.
The Corporate Party media in America is helping to dumb down the public. It's gotten so bad, that most people still believe the Bush "conspiracy theory" about 9/11. Heck, even I still believed it until a year ago. The internet had made all of the proof available, including the science, but I hadn't taken the time to investigate, until last year.
Access does not equal knowledge. And knowledge does not equal wisdom.
Some people seem to know a lot of details, but seem entirely ignorant about the implications.
The Corporate Party in the United States is actively working to obfuscate their agenda, to keep the public distracted while they finish dismantling the Constitution and America. And they're almost done. Check out the following 2 short videos on how voting no longer exists in the presidential conventions. It's all scripted! Votes and Roberts Rules of Order don't count for anything.
Kind of sad, really. I used to think America was pretty cool.