My Thoughts Exactly

“One of the uglier paradoxes of our time is that, as the world becomes vastly more complicated, the punditocracy becomes more simplistic.  Today, those who get paid to deliver their opinions and convictions in newspapers, on television, in the White House, and on the floor of Congress are more undeniably, more absolutely, more positively certain their point of view is not only the right one, but the only one.  What ever happened to respect for the ideas of another? What ever happened to the question that anyone about to put forth some set-in-concrete viewpoint should ask himself or herself: What if I’m wrong?  It’s called intellectual humility. It’s the opposite of hubris. It’s the un-arrogance of the thoughtful.  And it’s gone.”

Read the rest at Truthout:  http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022107J.shtml

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