One of the reasons that countries fail is that collective memory is continually destroyed as older generations pass away and are replaced by new ones who are disconnected from what came before.
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Astonishingly, neither the Times nor the Post give any credence to the emphatic statement made at least one week before by Bob Woodward—normally considered the most authoritative chronicler of Washington’s political secrets—that after two years of research he had found “no evidence of collusion” between Trump and Russia.
ROBERT STEELE: Well worth a full read. Will and Ariel Durant, in The Lessons of History, end with the thought that the only inheritance worth passing down is true deep education, the accumulated knowledge of a lifetime. We are going in reverse. Our young people know less and less, and while they might be adept with technical devices, they are becoming “intelligent idiots” as Nassim Nicholas Taleb puts it. We are literally burning all the books in our virtual library and we are letting #GoogleGestapo (Amazon, Facebook, Google, MeetUp, Twitter, YouTube and others) get away with digital genocide. What’s not to like?