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SASS AND THE CITY

The power of simple curiosity

When experts fail to check their facts, the inquisitive should question the supposed know-it-alls

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Economist Tim Harford recently examined the issue of debate and collaboration among different types of technical experts, noting that there is a growing need for diversity in a world of specialists to solve complex problems, be they in scientific discovery or in public governance.

"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."
- Archilochus

WHAT happens when an entire non-fiction book is built on a premise that the author got completely wrong? Author Naomi Wolf found out the painful way.

She was subjected to a "live"...

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