Programming where the "divinity of doubt" and the necessary logic of reason is the measure for finding truth.
Point of Inquiry's Chris Mooney interviews Naomi Oreskes for 31 min.
From the program summary bio:
"Naomi Oreskes is professor of history and science studies at the University of California, San Diego. Her 2010 book Merchants of Doubt, written with Eric Conway, described how a small group of scientists sought to undermine a large body of research on issues like global warming, the health risks of smoking, and ozone depletion."
Next from the New Books Network, history section, Marshall Poe discusses with Mary Fullbrook her book, " A Small Town Near Auschwitz: Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust" (Oxford University Press, 2012). In the book she examines the career of a single Nazi administrator in “the East”, Udo Klusa, in minute detail day by day, week by week, month by month while the Germans were improvising what became known as the “Holocaust.” Klausa was not a big wig; he was a functionary, a part of a (particularly awful) colonial machine. He believed in the Nazi mission to “Germanize” Poland, but he was by no means a “fanatical” Nazi.
Selected readings of poetry and essays by the volunteers at Libris Vox will be provided between segments, as well as the music of A.P. Rossignolo on harpsichord played by Joyce Lindorff.
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