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Gerhard Casper on “The Winds of Freedom”

Gerhard Casper on “The Winds of Freedom”

The book was written for two reasons, really. One was, I had put a lot of effort into my various speeches and they were very carefully thought through. But, of course what gets lost, because, often, you cannot talk about it directly in your speech, is what is the context. And I was struck from, from the very beginning that the issue of the freedoms of the university, the freedoms of faculty, students, and in particular, the university as an…

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55 Voices for Democracy: Francis Fukuyama

55 Voices for Democracy: Francis Fukuyama

I’m very delighted to be asked to participate in this “55 Voices” series in honor of Thomas Mann and to be in Thomas Mann’s house in Pacific Palisades. I think that Thomas Mann is particularly relevant to the present moment in a couple of respects. I think that the role that he played as an exile from Nazi Germany, his “Listen, Germany!” lectures that were delivered into Nazi Germany during the war, in a way set a important precedent for…

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freedom from pain 3 [The Problem Of Attachments ]

freedom from pain 3 [The Problem Of Attachments ]

Hi everybody. Professor Ball here and welcome back. Now we’re going to jump in and we’re going to talk about the problem of attachments. I love this section. It’s a great understanding of how your brain works as we go through this training you’re going to keep learning new tools strategies and techniques. And each one is going to have kind of a multiplier effect. You can have a stacking effect we’re gaining more and more and more skills. So…

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Fei-Fei Li & Yuval Noah Harari in Conversation – The Coming AI Upheaval

Fei-Fei Li & Yuval Noah Harari in Conversation – The Coming AI Upheaval

(audience applauding) – Good evening, everyone. My name is Rob Reich, I am delighted to welcome you here to Stanford University for an evening of conversation with Yuval Harari, Fei-Fei Li, and Nick Thompson. I’m a professor of political science here and the faculty director of the Stanford Center for Ethics in Society, which is a co-sponsor of tonight’s event along with the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence and the Stanford Humanities Center. Our topic tonight is a big…

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Lessons About Authority: What Ancient Peru Can Teach Us with John Rick

Lessons About Authority: What Ancient Peru Can Teach Us with John Rick

There are so many things to key into here with my hot peppers. I was just out yesterday giving my first talk ever on hot peppers to a class on sustainable agriculture out at the O’Donohue Garden. And believe me, to have me growing my peppers with the aid of fantastic agricultural experts who are out there, it’s what allows me to go away for three months in the summer. Just walk out on my peppers to go do the…

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Building a Nation

Building a Nation

So what is a nation? What is it that makes one American or Mexican or French or Chinese? One of the things we have to realize is that this [which] seems to be part of our nature. To imagine someone with no nation is a little bit tragic—the people after the First World War who had no passport, refugees who have no nation—this seems to us to be a tremendous tragedy. And I think that one of the things we…

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UHOH! New YouTube Crackdown Incoming, Chanel Miller Speaks, Brock Turner Trash, Brooke Houts, & More

UHOH! New YouTube Crackdown Incoming, Chanel Miller Speaks, Brock Turner Trash, Brooke Houts, & More

– ‘Sup you beautiful bastard. Hope you’ve had a fantastic Wednesday. Welcome back to The Philip Defranco Show and let’s just jump into it. The first thing we’re gonna talk about today is an update on the Brooke Houts situation. As you may or may not remember, last month there was almost universal outrage against Brooke Houts, who’s a YouTuber. She of course famously accidentally uploaded unedited footage that showed her smacking, pushing, and seemingly spitting on her dog. The…

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ENGLISH SPEECH | STEVE JOBS: Stanford Commencement (English Subtitles)

ENGLISH SPEECH | STEVE JOBS: Stanford Commencement (English Subtitles)

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories. I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months…

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The Industrial Economy: Crash Course US History #23

The Industrial Economy: Crash Course US History #23

Episode 23: The Rise of the Industrial Economy Hi I’m John Green this is Crash Course U.S. History and today we’re going to discuss economics and how a generation of- Mr. Green, Mr. Green, is this going to be one of those boring ones no wars or generals who had cool last words or anything? Alright, Me From The Past, I will give you a smidge of Great Man history. But only a smidge. So today we’re gonna discuss American…

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Investigating the connections between nationalism and democracy — Maya Tudor at The Interval

Investigating the connections between nationalism and democracy — Maya Tudor at The Interval

So the core hypotheses that I’m developing in my research are that an inclusive national narrative, one that’s based on creeds, ideas, principles—some of you’ve read Fukuyama’s recent work on identity, he calls this “credo-nationalism”—that that, all else being equal, helps actually to support democracy. Whereas an exclusive national narrative—one that’s based on fixed identities of race, religion, caste, ethnicity, religion being fixed in most parts of the world as an identity—undermines democracy, all else being equal. And before I…

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