Some people just don't wanna know. Or maybe they just don't give a damn. Or maybe they just haven't got the space in their mind to worry about what's happening around them- perhaps engrossed in their own problems. People diss others who do not know where Zimbabwe is, or who Lenin is, or who Ernest Hemingway is...but really, it's good to know a lot of things, but it's not a crime to be ignorant. Some people just like to give others a hard time. It's more to satisfy their sick need to step on other people. To be powerful. Think about all the kids in poverty, you think they have access to lovely binded books of all sorts? Or even an old man, who's more worried about getting food on the table than how the hell Saddam looked like when he got hanged. Who are we to judge who's ignorant or not. What they lack in know-how, they might know more than u in other aspects. And a wealth of experience is worth more than a million books.