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Video of the Week – July 25, 2020

In an interview on FOX News with Marc Siegel, an associate professor of medicine at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, President Donald Trump defended his recent cognitive test.

Sad.  So very sad.

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Retro Quote – Isaiah Berlin

“If we are to hope to understand the often violent world in which we live, we cannot confine our attention to the great impersonal forces, natural and man-made, which act upon us.  The goals and motives that guide human action must be looked at in the light of all that we know and understand; their roots and growth, their essence, and above all their validity, must be critically examined with every intellectual resource that we have.”

Isaiah Berlin, The Crooked Timber of Humanity, 1991

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Retro Quote – Isaac Asimov

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘My ignorance is just as good as your knowledge’.”

Isaac Asimov

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