I found this word interesting. Is it unrelated to the famous proposition “I only know that I know nothing?”
Know-nothingism Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster Know-nothingism Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster

“The new flood of know-nothingism that is about to inundate the United States”

Know Nothing Know Nothing - Wikipedia

“The platform of the American Party called for, among other things:
Severe limits on immigration, especially from Catholic countries.
Restricting political office to native-born Americans of English and/or Scottish lineage and Protestant persuasion.
Mandating a wait of 21 years before an immigrant could gain citizenship.
Restricting public school teacher positions to Protestants.
Mandating daily Bible readings in public schools.
Restricting the sale of liquor.
Restricting the use of languages other than English.”

“Restricting the sale of liquor.” Personally, I don’t mind.

“Know-Nothing candy, Know-nothing tea, and Know-Nothing toothpicks appeared.” Know Nothing - Wikipedia

Socrates might be perplexed to read this.