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The Dark Side of Certainty: Jacob Bronowski on the Spirit of Science and What Auschwitz Teaches Us About Our Compulsion for Control
The Dark Side of Certainty: Jacob Bronowski on the Spirit of Science and What Auschwitz Teaches Us About Our Compulsion for Control

“Science is a tribute to what we can know although we are fallible… We have to cure ourselves of the itch for absolute knowledge and power.”

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BBC’s Rare 1981 Andy Warhol Interview
BBC’s Rare 1981 Andy Warhol Interview

The iconic artist on happiness, creative process, the allure of repetition, and the importance of going through the world with kindness.

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Poets in Partnership: Rare 1961 BBC Interview with Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes on Literature and Love
Poets in Partnership: Rare 1961 BBC Interview with Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes on Literature and Love

“Two people … who are compatible in this sort of spiritual way, in fact make up one person … one source of power, which you both use and you can draw out material in incredible detail from the single shared mind.”

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Happy Birthday, Nabokov: A BBC Documentary on Lolita and Life
Happy Birthday, Nabokov: A BBC Documentary on Lolita and Life

“Though he never returned, Russia never really left him, either.”

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Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung on Human Personality in Rare BBC Interview
Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung on Human Personality in Rare BBC Interview

“Man cannot stand a meaningless life.”

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Sylvia Plath Reads Her Moving Poem “Tulips”: A Rare 1961 BBC Recording
Sylvia Plath Reads Her Moving Poem “Tulips”: A Rare 1961 BBC Recording

“I didn’t want any flowers, I only wanted / To lie with my hands turned up and be utterly empty.”

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