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Legendary neurologist Oliver Sacks, who is 81 today, on memory and the necessary forgettings of creativity
"It is startling to realize that some of our most cherished memories may never have happened — or may have happened to someone else. I suspect that many of my enthusiasms and impulses, which seem entirely my own, have arisen from others’ suggestions, which have powerfully influenced me, consciously or unconsciously, and then been forgotten." Oliver Sacks
"Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving."
Naming Uruguay the country of the year in 2013, the Economist may very well have described the rising nation’s head of state, President José “Pepe” Mujica.
Known for his unusual frankness, fiery oration and bold leadership to turn ideas into action, the 78-year-old leader possesses and practices the very characteristics that many world leaders fail to emulate. He has also garnered international acclaim for his progressive policies, down-to-earth personality and simple presentation, which has earned him a reputation as “the world’s poorest president.”
IHC After Dark: Christopher Hitchens’ Great Arguments and Comebacks
It’s been too long since you’ve delighted in the delicate and genteel ways of one of the most erudite, articulate, and yes, arrogant soldiers of truth and reason ever to have walked the planet, so here you go.
There is also a part two, here.