Sad to say, I don't think there is any society in which the majority of people are intellectual, and I am not sure that is an achievable goal. I have no idea how we can change people's belief that Obama was not born in the USA, for example. Most people do not think critically, and this is a skill that I do not think can be taught all that successfully in school. It is a mindset, I believe, that one must be raised with, modeled by parents who allow their children to question and who model the process of inquiry. Simply adding little "critical thinking" sidebars in textbooks, a trend I have been noticing in recent years, does not solve the problem. However, I do not think that any society is any more anti-intellectual today than in the past. We simply have a greater awareness of it today, and it can be propagated more easily. Consider, though, whether a society could function or move forward if the majority of people were intellectual. Who would make cars, process paperwork, or regulate traffic? A society needs different kinds of skills and qualities, and I am not so sure, even considering myself to be an intellectual, that I would want to live in a society in which all us were. I get annoyed and sometimes even angry with what seems like willful ignorance, but then I try to remind myself that the person who is this way is someone who might have some other kind of contribution to make.