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"tom nichols" Discussed on Lance McAlister
"And. It is a a very dramatic time of the day I. Don't know be people after they've had a chance to look at it, but it said I really don't like it. most people have that have warmed up to I'll say. Tom Nichols outstanding play by play Voice of the Dayton dragons checking in tonight, talking about his experiences, calling games with the extra rating rule in play that Major League baseball is going to use this year beginning with the tenth inning, This your each team begins the inning with a runner on second base, a Tom Ian in general do do you get the sense? The players have grown to to like it through two years. Absolutely Improv that quite. Honestly you've been around players your whole career. You know nobody likes to be out there for five hours. They're raising. So they want to get the game in the win column and and get on down the road. so I think fans media. And players generally have warmed up to it not not unanimous, but for the most part. It's something if your wait. If you give it a chance, I think you'll find the excitement and the strategy of the game is something that will be refreshing now if your team is not built for small kind of game, it's tough to force it I mean look at the reds lineup. Guys. You have right now. That really are, you could ask I look something up today. Lansing and thinking about this interview and I looked twenty eighteen season under Brian Christ and Jimbo Gelman read, said twenty one sacrificed bunce by non pitchers now I say not pictures because could be. Used on never have a pitcher betting, so they had twenty one sacrifices by non pitchers in two, thousand, eighteen and twenty, nineteen hundred David Bell All. Sacrifice a non pictures once I Tucker Barnhart the other by Jose Iglesias. So, who do you have in the lineup? You'd asked about well maybe Galvez maybe Barnhart. Maybe. That's about it I. Mean you're not GONNA ask Joey. Votto down I'm so if you don't have that in your lineup, it's going to be hard to force it, but again. Most teams have tried to play for one run and Sorta hope that your picture can come in. Get A strikeout. This situation is critical strikeouts. Kill you if you're an offensive team, you daughter to answer under. Sit winning suddenly. Go Down, tell them another aspect and you touched on the potential to pinch..
"tom nichols" Discussed on Lance McAlister
"In Twenty Twenty I've tried to stress to everybody. Open up your minds and prepare for what's going to be different. Because everything's different right now. Including how x ratings are GonNa look in Major, League Baseball, because of the short and spring training, and because of concerns about injuries, the last thing baseball wants is extra inning games that go twelve, fourteen, fifteen sixteen eighteen innings. That would be a nightmare scenario based on these circumstances, so they are applying what is used and has been. been used the last couple of years in the Minor Leagues Beginning in the tenth inning of tied Games, each team will begin the inning with a runner on second base, and I'm intrigued by that and I thought well. There's there's somebody I know. That could tell us about that. Because he has been behind the Mike calling those extra inning games with a runner at second base to begin the tenth inning last couple of years for the Dayton dragons and he's called Minor League Baseball for the last thirty two years in the big picture of all this, so I, said. Let's get Tom Nichols on the show. and Lo and behold dairy is hi Tom. Pay? Lancer remember. You emailed me on this very subject about a couple of years. Yes, the last year we covered the major league exactly right? Yeah, that's true I. I was struck by something you said in an e traded emails this morning and you. You wanted to point out the advantage. Would maybe people don't realize right away? The advantage of being the home team and going second in this scenario explain. There's no question. The home team has the advantage similar to college football overtime situation. They know exactly what they need to tide. When the game there's no decision to be made there sort of like fourth out in college football in overtime. You know if you've got to kick the field goal or go for the touchdown, I if the opposing team did not score in the top of the INNING, for example visiting team home team in that case knows all they need to do is play for one run, and that's it just take a step backwards for fans who aren't as clear. On exactly how the the rule the implemented! The, pre last the previous inning we'll be the runner at second, so you might get lucky if that guys as speedy runner, or you might have to run for him. If you've got a catcher running and you start the next inning and you've got the slowest smarter on your lineup on second base. Running him over as a tough thing. And so you may have to pinch run there. There's all kinds of strategy involved. We can talk about if you've got time on. Both sides are really good. Lance I will say this and I know people have strong opinions on this right now. I would encourage people to to to give to wait and see how it plays out because know I'm is traditional. When it comes to baseball to anybody, I'm old school. I thought it would be a disgrace I didn't know how the stats would reconcile when you start an ending with a runner on second days after seeing I'm now a fan of it. I. It's.
"tom nichols" Discussed on Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast
"That together and that's the right way to do that for an intelligent or investable question when someone says to you, you know I think the world is flat. I right answer from an expert. Is You're wrong? And I'm not I'M NOT GONNA. Kick a lot of that behavior is attention seeking behavior. And and what people don't really WANNA learn when somebody comes out and says I know all about vaccines, for example when some. You know. just educated enough. Mom in Marin County says I have studied vaccines. Doctors. Say Look I'm not I'm not having this discussion with you. You know the evidence is this is the evidence you either accept it or you, don't you? I'm not going to walk you through medical school from day. One and I think because I think a lot of the reason. We didn't talk about this earlier, but a lot of the reason that people reject expertise is to feel empowered. They don't really WANNA. Learn anything. They just want to kind of declare their independence and feel empowered and feel like they're in control and I understand that, and it's a human emotion, but you know. I think at some point at as I did for example with this person who's talking to me about Russia. While let me explain to you and I stopped I said No. This is where this this is where I talk now. Because you know I've done this for thirty years and I get paid for, and you just discovered the Russia existed three months ago. Pick. snowden thing we are not peers. We are not equals we our fellow citizens, we are you know human beings. We are all equal in the sight of God, but our opinions are not all equal, and I think experts. Need to be, this will sound contradictory, but we need to be better at outreach and putting ourselves out there and talking to the public, but we also need to start drawing firmer lines to say if you walk up to me and tell me that..
"tom nichols" Discussed on Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast
"Worry because we the the thing that. Concerns me frankly, and maybe I'll give you context so I I my family out of communists collapsing communist Poland in the late eighties so Russia I don't speak, but I can mostly understand My mother went to school. Learned it right and so. I have a I have a very. Politics aside. I have a very special place in in my heart for the for the newfound left wing socio communist DEMOC whatever they call themselves. Anyway that aside one of the things that I'm concerned about is based on that history, which I thought was relevant free to hear I I look at this discontent. Forget who said it was. The was at the quotas. Never let a good a catastrophe. Go to waste or something like that. Was that the? Problem Manual. Of course don't WanNa stick that on them, but I think it was something like never let a crisis go to waste. That's right that sounds about right so when you get these situations, right? We get these insecurity and Cybersecurity as well to apply this to our field. Per Second Right, we've got you got accompanying crisis. They've just had a breach. Massive something you know potentially company changing the news cycle is in full swing. Everybody's pointing fingers. It's all their fault. It's this person or that person or that executive that exact. The reaction right because everybody knows what you should have done, but nobody's in a position to do it with that. That's that that drives me crazy as you get that horde of well, if all the you had right like, you should have these millions of people that suddenly have become experts on unaccompanied. They've never worked for a business. They've never been modeled. Never been a part of. But then you get policy decisions or or Tactical and strategic decisions that are made off of what some of these shoot from the HIP Were News jockeys out there. We'll we'll. Basically present right, and then you end up with these long term lasting effects. That's the part I'm. I'm Kinda worried about is what this? What what the impact of. The non expertise to floods the market, the new market creates in terms of a lasting impact on policy or the way in kind of the way shape society. At well again I blame US I mean I blame..
"tom nichols" Discussed on Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast
"My neighborhood full of fast food restaurants. Of course I'm three hundred pounds. Well, you don't have their. You know you don't have to go to. All these sites You know one of the things that I. Think's been kind of heartening in the middle of this pandemic. Is that you know? Suddenly? Everybody knows who Tony Fao Cheese. You don't want to hear from him and I think that's actually I'm I've actually been pleasantly surprised that a lot of the kind of crazier. You Know Miracle Cure Conspiracy. WACK WACK doodle tin foil personalities out. There aren't getting a lot of traction I. Think you know this is something. I predicted in the book, but I didn't think it would go this well. I shouldn't say a well, but I didn't think that for expertise. It would be as strong and influence. I didn't think it would go this well. In that sense of people saying no I really don't care what you know Alex. Jones thinks about this. I. Really you know. My families endanger now and I want to hear from somebody at the national institutes. Institutes of health. WHO's not a moron? Yeah, well I! Think we struggle with this because I think the more I mean like public health may be one of those situations where it's. I think it's it's deep enough in people's conscious to know that. Hey, if you're not a doctor, you probably should be giving me advice on how to treat disease right however. Maybe. Sir about that I. Mean think of the number of people haven't vaccinated their children. But I think a pandemic puts you in immediate danger. It's not just like the anti vaccine. Thing is notional right? If I don't want, kid doesn't get the vaccine. You know I don't know if they'll ever really get means all so I'm not going to worry about. The pandemic is like this gigantic tidal wave bearing down on you and there's you know there's a lifeguard and a lunatic standing next to each other, and at that moment you're not really going to debate that You know so i. think that that that's had a really good effect I think the other thing that's happened that I think was unhealthy. That's being unwound a little bit now. You know the the in order to fill all that time. In places like Cable News, they created the false equivalence of. Here's an expert and here's someone who disagrees. Says the round. And here's somebody for the sake of balance we're GONNA include somebody who thinks the world is flat and that that that's just that's because people like arguments. They enjoy it. They go to people. Don't go to the internet or to Cable News to be informed. They go to be confirmed in what they already believe and I think during this pandemic, you've been seeing less and less of that. You've been seeing more programming now. That is informational interviews with experts. You know it's not arguments about you know. What is the virus look like and. How how fast? How long does it take to be in the hospital? These are these are now interviews with doctors and epidemiologists and public health specialists. I think it's terrible. That have pandemic had to happen for us to get back to that, but. If there's a little bit of a silver lining here. I hope that's it. Do we go back to do? We go back to the typical stupid. Once this is over. we will in terms of conspiracy theories on this is over I guarantee you will see an explosion of websites about you know..
"tom nichols" Discussed on Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast
"Good morning, good afternoon and good evening friends and colleagues welcome down the security rabbit hole to a another riveting and special edition of the down their security rabbit hole podcast. hopefully this is episode four hundred and other crazy crazy milestone for us We have been doing this for a while and I figured a great guests to have We've done a couple of book types of review. not really reviews, but guests have written books lately on. Big Topics the gentlemen. I have with me. Today is a a long time coming. I'm Tom Welcome to the show. Thanks for having me. Could it be with you? I'll say finally. It's been a while I I so for those that haven't read the death of expertise Give us a little background on you because you've got one hell of a backstory. While yeah, it's kind of a strange. Cana around to it the long way My background is in a room Lee in Soviet and Russian affairs. And Again. Yeah Unfortunately more relevant than I wish and. I taught comparative politics and I worked in the Senate and you know I. Kind of a standard. Academic and then policy related career track. And now I teach at the war college which I should add i. don't represent them anyway. here in my own as a scholar. And I have written about other things and moved on from Russia, but during the flap over Edward. SNOWDEN 's defection to Russia I, said back at the time. you know this is going to be a lot about this that you know. You'RE GONNA find Russia's fingers in this pie pretty deeply and big. Disagreeing with me, and one of them said Tom I don't think you understand Russia me. Let me explain Russia you. CAN STUDYING RUSSIA FOR THIRTY YEARS SPEAKS Russian pen there. Couple of doesn't adopted my daughter there. You know I just stopped and thought this was really the. This was really kind of the ultimate moment. That cap years of experiences like that and I say this early in the book. Of, people. Not just thinking that know being suspicious of experts because that's that's normal. That's a normal thing. I mean people. You know they don't like college professors. They don't like pointy heads. The not like intellectuals you know nobody wants to. Hear bad news from their doctor. That kind of thing that that's not what the book is about. The book was about this turn suddenly. People thought they were smarter. Than experts. They were lecturing experts in their own field. Own It doesn't matter what the field is I mean I've had so many doctors for example tell me. But Patients Walk in and say here's what's wrong with me and here's what you're GONNA do. But even. All the way to the other extreme I a year ago, I did the last fall to the bill Maher show. Sorry so this is, this is like people walking to you bill, Maher. Vian I have some tips for you on timing and mar laughed and he said you know that actually happens..
"tom nichols" Discussed on Lance McAlister
"Closer. It's a perfect situation for him. He's a leader. He's an older guy, very competent guy. He gets the first two outs. All I'm worried about at this point is like dribbler toward third infield single gets a bouncing ball to third third baseman. John sansone throws out the hitter. We get the most unlikely no hidden. Guy and that no one had any idea who he was. The coaches hadn't even seen a pitch, and he got us for two innings. So three pitchers combined for first and only no hitter. That is a great story I'd give me Give me one more there. There've been so many guys you've seen over the years. I want to zero in on personalities. GimMe the the most memorable personality in your time with. With the Dayton dragons, I think Marty. Brennaman probably gets question a lot about players personality, who is the most memorable and for me? the first player I ever met as a Dayton dragons, broadcast or spring, training, and Sarasota in two thousand eight. He was this very friendly, talkative, outgoing kid with a real thick. New Jersey accent. You've interviewed a many times. Todd Frazier and he was always in the middle of everything. You can call it. A natural born leader and I thought that was a great tire. Some of the things that treasure had on his list. How many slayers would have this? How many players have this as a resume? First of all? She's been at a twelve year old kid. The Star of the world champion Little League World Series Team, in which he was. Was The star and and the championship game when for four with a home run was the winning pitcher? Okay, so he's he worked on a food. Stand on the Jersey Shore. He he wants save the Stranger's life by doing the Heimlich maneuver in a restaurant. Okay, he gets to the big leagues and they asked him what he wants your walkup song to be. Players usually take whatever they picked. He picks song from fifty years ago by Frank Sinatra. He wins the all. Star, Game Homerun Derby and his own park, which is one of the biggest most exciting events of the decade. He could play any position on the field. Said Awkward Goofy Looking Guy hit forty home runs in a season and close this out quickly by saying one of my favorite frazier quotes, he said to me we had a futures game in two thousand and nine, and we walked off the field. He said I would play in Dayton for the rest of my life if they would pay me a million dollars a year, that would have been the worst economic decision history because he's now made forty three million dollars. Frazier you mentioned. You feel like you've been a friend for years and no one ever like him. I think the fans probably picked up on that as well as anyone who actually knew him just a great guy, no doubt about it. Those are three fantastic stories, man. That's why I turn to you. I love baseball stories and they. The Tales can't beat that. Tom! Thanks for the time great catching up. We'll do it again down the road plant, right? Right thanks Tom there. You go Tom Nichols Tales from the minor leagues. I love drawing on baseball stories like that nothing better than than baseball stories, especially from the occurrences in the oddities of of thirty plus years in the minor leagues that was good all right up next Oh, I read something today about related to softball. I WANNA set it up and then add something to it as we continue. Seven Twenty One sports talk seven hundred WWL W..
"tom nichols" Discussed on Lance McAlister
"He joins us with the conversation along these lines that I said Hey, would you mind coming back tonight? Until some more tales from the minor leagues? And he said absolutely he is the the outstanding play-by-play Voice of the Dayton. Dragons years behind the MIC there over thirty years behind the MIC calling Minor League Baseball think of these stories details, the the personalities over the years, and that's what we turn to with the voice of the Dayton dragons. Tom Nichols. How are Ya? Lance thanks for having me back again. You got it always enjoy the stories and you're going to serve up three tonight. Let's let's start with number one, and as you certainly know from year to year. There's a lot of turnovers on rosters. Guys move up, guys, move down and sometimes you have a good year. Sometimes you have a bad year, but every season has a has a memorable story takes back to nineteen, ninety, two a terrible team. Player and a record. Yeah, you know first of all. I was so spoiled going into Minor League baseball grown up Muncie Indiana as a fan of the big red and I, thought you win championships. And so I go to the minor leagues and my first year at Indianapolis, we win the League Championship. Randy Johnson Future Hall of Famer I second year we win the League. Championship Larry Walker Future Hall of Famer I Third Year nineteen ninety. We have Jim Tony Future Hall of Famer. We go to the final game of the League Championship series, so I i. I'm spoiled at that point I thought that's the way it's always going to be and I made a career move to go. With the chiefs, good good market, great fans there Jim. Kelch had been there so good good place to go I had not been a cubs fan. It doesn't really matter though you go where the job is. And I did notice a couple of things, so lance number one I knew this of course, but in previous twenty years the cubs had a winning record twice. If you remember the cubs fan, motto at that time was basically just wait till next year, and you know the the minor league teams that have similar lack of success, so I get there on their two years. Were Combined Twenty six games under five hundred. As you said, there's always a story, so we get to the last day of the nineteen ninety two season. We're twenty eight and a half games out of first place. But. Our catcher is threatening a league record for all things. Most Times hit by pitch. Jim, Wolf! We called him Woolsey. He hit two. Oh, three that year, but he did have a little power at nine home runs, and he stood virtually on the plate when he took his stance so anything more than an inch or two inside was gonna hit him and that night. We're getting ready for the last game of the season. And I told Wolf He. Him You are one hit by pitch away from the all time mid West Lake record wealthy Baz. It's been you can do something special to make this a memorable year for all. He thought about it for a second I said I'm going to do it. Just kids. To do it, so we're playing the waterloo diamonds at night, which is a San, Diego padres affiliate. Walk across the hall to get starting lineup, and who do I see sitting on the bench in the locker that they're starting pitcher. He was Karen Cameron. Karen Cross from Australia actually got the bigwigs briefly. He's sitting there and I said Hey our catcher Jim Wolf needs one hit by pitch for the League record and he immediately said sure no problem him I said I'm to tell Whoopi that I should. Maybe this might not be the best idea. This might not be the best thing I've ever done here, but I'm into it now, so we'll see. He hits eight in the batting order for us. He comes up in the second inning. Two out runners on second third, so first base is open. I'm thinking. There's no ways to hit them here if he misses, it's going to be a wild pitch in a run GONNA store. That's going to be an earned run well, the first pitch comes in. It's about batting, practice, speed, and wealthy instincts, takeover and steps back out of the way it's ball won. And Karen Cross looks in like confused like you are the right guy, aren't you? I thought swear. He looked up at me for a minute and a radio food, and the second pitch comes in stained pitch, same location away inside same speed, and we'll be steps out of the way again all too so now. Karen cross the same the heck with this I mean. This is the last game season. There's two mid on BASS I don't want to give up any around here. So he throws a fastball right down the middle, and we'll get a little power takes this big roundhouse cut, and managed to get the good part of the bat on the ball, and all I see us this long, but just Dr. who left Centerfield? Hundred feet over the fence and now Karen, cross is absolutely livid. He's staring at all the whole time around the basis. He chose the Rosin Bag I. thought we were GONNA. Have a fight there because the guy was hit by my opinion and anyway, he composes himself finish the I'll tell you quickly. How this the next time he ties the League record, so he he did hit him, and that was the way it went my two years in Peoria. Eight and a half games out of first place. We had a player. Break a record for tips. So the way it went down here. Love it all right, let's. Let's move to more present times twenty seventeen. Tell me what three Dayton. Dragons pitchers who combined to overcome long odds, and did something pretty impressive. Yeah, as of that time may the twentieth. We had never had a no hitter, nine inning. Hit or Nord I ever called one for my home team. In thirty years on this night are starting pitcher Scott. Moss was wasn't all star of the red, stripe. Last summer and the Indians deal to get Trevor Bauer. He He'd been all forest that Year University of Florida third round pick and he was a starting pitcher. Great Pitcher for us that your age, but that night. He had no command when the game began I mean I. Hit Five batters in the post few winning but our catcher tighter Stevens Cintra Bay steeler third, and the first internet bail them out of trouble, and he was just affectively wildland. He was all over the place, and the hitters were disadvantaged because they didn't have any idea where the ball was going to come in. The game moved on Moss's command. Just kept getting better and better. We got through the thinning, and he's still got the no hitter going and we do an interview with the pitching coach on television bottom of the fifth, the pitching coach there Uber and chat for or other broadcaster and I were just very careful, because they're so superstitious Nasi use words no hitter, and just talk about Moss, and so we got through that interview, but can I decided you know what the heck with that? My my loyalties to the viewers. The No hitter as much as I need to so and the next day. Some players questioned me on that, and I said Hey when you when I can control the game. Stay on TV you let me know. We'll never losing another game, so we get through Moskowitz through six jennings with no hits, but he's somebody pitches. He's out of the game after six, and we did not have much of a bullpen that night. We used our bullpen heavily. In recent days, we had one pitcher. WHO's been with us for about a week? Never even put into game This kid had never hit had not made a team out of spring training. You've been extended spring training and they didn't. They didn't have a level of competence of him. It was very high. He would not have been in that game if we had nobody else. And so his name is Charles Mature and I. I saw him in the bullpen. And I remember telling Jack No chance no chance. We have a guy that they described his stuff as only average. Now you've heard that term a million times land. They say guys only average what that usually means. He's adverts for somebody who's not very good and so he comes in the game, and he is so pumped up about being his first game after sitting in the in the bullpen for a week, and not getting used, and that I gave me a no hitter. I telling you mature. I could've pitched in the big leagues. He comes in and. And the first two batters he strikes out in spaces six batters. He retires all six, and he leaves the game after eight, and we still have a no hitter going we bring in our.
"tom nichols" Discussed on Amanpour
"Is that The one place. I think my optimism was justified when I wrote. The book is that an epidemic really has kind of Put the light. The Anti Vaccine Movement rich stepping vaccines is the kind of thing and healthy. Society can afford to do and so I think that they Nancy Vaccine Movement Really is going to be knocked back on. Its heels by this. They're trying very hard to make the development of a vaccine seemed like some kind of plot run by you know billionaires globalist but I think one of vaccines available people are going to want it and they're going to do it and it's going to be very hard to argue that you shouldn't take the thing that will help your your life get back to normal. So then what do we do here? We are in the middle of the pandemic. We have several parts of leadership in a government that have a phobia of expertise or find it inconvenient. And we're trying to guide citizenry through health crisis. Experts has to get out there and plant the flag. This is sometimes a problem experts. Because they don't like to engage the public. This is a flaw in the expert community. They don't like to Has Do talk to people who don't understand their own jargon or may not understand Act in which they're an expert. They don't like to play the Gotcha game where the first question they get is. Why should I listen to you because you were wrong? Once about this other thing But I think the most important job. I'm an expert. I said it's in the book and I've been saying since Is to speak to the power whether that power is the president. Or It's a thousand of your fellow citizens The the experts client is society in the world. Dr Ward Feser A scholar does it. It doesn't matter. Your client is society and you need to get out there and speak the truth. Even if it's unpleasant and I think you know that's that's water but these are dangerous times and I think it's something that's incumbent upon all of us who have special knowledge and to claim the title of experts that we have to get out there and do that. Tom Nichols thanks. So much for joining US X. Revenue Famously in the run-up to Brexit here in the UK. The BIG BREXIT leaders said the British people have had enough of experts while this clearly will make them rue the day they said that and finally the perils of border towns and villages on a continent with different lockdown rules and exit plans a quirky towns split for centuries between Belgium and the Netherlands seize quarantine orders varying from door to door literally. Here's correspondent Nic Robertson. Once seamless borders now controlled Europe's unity facing new strains stalker than the border enclave. Town of Ballo. This is Belgium over here. And The Netherlands over here be and and now on the border criss cross his town right through the middle of the road. Creating a dizzying array of divisions that Corona virus lockdown is driving to previously unseen proportions. Belgium's lockdown tougher than the Dutch. And here the border runs right into the store. Go in and artist. Sylvia Ribe Rybeck loves her special border status but not the uneven lockdowns her shop despite the obvious division is technically Belgium. Now it's a big problem because the law said you can't open only for the Belgian people so you can only sell to Belgium people in Belgium. It's a really strange rule to ask people where you from. So after boycott my customers who's paying my bills and the weekly market on the Dutch side that cheese seller is hurting to go. Only you had a lot of people from Belgium coming ahead of this market to buy your chase. Yeah at least twenty to thirty percent and now we're we don't see Belgium. Why not the line is close. So the most peculiar municipality in in Belgian the Netherlands caught in the middle the.
"tom nichols" Discussed on Amanpour
"Now I'm a Russia expert Russians Russia expert of you know thirty something years experience and this younger person said to me Tom. I don't think you understand Russia. Let me explain Russia you and I stepped away and I sat down later in front. We computer and said how. How did that happen? How do we? How do we become that kind of society? And that's what originally brought me to write the article and what shocked me was how many people in so many different fields doctors lawyers engineers you name it Starting writing to me and saying I have the same experience all the time. And that's what made me realize that something very wrong was a foot in society. An and again. That's different than people not trusting. That's normal that goes back through recorded history. Where when you feel like you don't understand something you you're scaring you want more explanation. That's very different phenomenon than feeling you're much smarter on every subject than the expert. He's tried to help you. This was a couple of years ago and you were well sort of optimistic at the end of the book figured if we have a huge disaster a war or depression or a pandemic this death of expertise this trend line would sort itself out here we are. You were wrong. What I didn't count on was that there would be an entire political infrastructure including a major media outlets that would have a vested interest in not helping us. Snap out of it I assumed that during a pandemic or war or depression we would all pulling the same direction and we would be helped in that by By government officials and by media and what we found. Is that our tribalism became more important than Facts the protesters in Michigan. And other places. They make this out to be a scenario where this is an attack on their freedoms. What's wrong with that? I think the protesters confusing freedom with meal. Ism Freedom Democracy in the kind of Republican in which we live in the United States comes with responsibilities. This is not freedom in the sense that adults understand freedom. This is freedom in the short run. Understand freedom I am going to do things even if they're bad for me merely because I can't as an expression of my own autonomy This is not how mature citizens in a democracy helped to make democracy function this is basically very childlike under democracy and freedom that basically means I can do anything. I want And you can't tell me what to do and it's basically understanding the freedom that says you're not the boss of me but there seems to also be a notion of patriotism wrapped into this summer that it is quintessentially American to challenge this expertise with a challenge this encroachment on your personal freedom. I think that's the arguments of these protesters are making. But I think it's a deeply A historical argument. I mean. You didn't drink more work to We had rationing during World War One World War Two Korea Vietnam we had the draft and that really become an issue until the war in Vietnam was lost style. This notion that somehow it's completely American to just sort of say. I'm not going to do whatever you tell me. I think it's wrong. I think it's it's a very American thing to say. Look you need to explain to me as a voter. Why doing these things And the voters need to have some faith that the people they've put office whether it's in their state or county or the federal government have their best interests at heart that that's the part that's broken down and I think that is very un-american this this incredible suspicion of one another as the doctors don't have an interest in in you getting better somehow And so I. I reject that argument. I think that this is partly the result of Social Media. Ramping up a message. Among a very small group of people who I think have a really outsized impact on the public. Mind THIS POINT. One of the attacks on science has really been almost a structural flaw. The scientific method. Which is that the scientific method says? We're going to replicate we're gonNA keep learning and we're gonNA keep trying and when we have amount of data will say this and if we have new data will say something else right. So how many times have you read that while Sixteenth studies that say butter is not good for me at that eventually over the next ten years somehow butter does become good for you right so people have this suspicion that this expertise could be with a set of shifting sands that what's good today might be bad tomorrow and the other way round. Yeah that's a game of Gotcha that lay people play experts and it's tiresome because Eggs is is the is the example on nutrition. Dr Sold us for a long time to avoid eggs And.
"tom nichols" Discussed on Amanpour
"All this grim news is a little bit of light. Soccer fans worldwide. All probably rejoicing as the German Bundesliga heads back to the pitch this weekend but the stadiums will still be empty as teams play behind closed doors and the UK's Premier League could also return as early as next month. So how has corona virus impacted the sport the players and billions of followers around the world. Joining me now is soccer legend. Gary Lineker he has scored the most World Cup final goals of any English player. And he wrapped up records ever since he started at Leicester City and on through to Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur's since one thousand nine hundred nine. He's being the host of the top. Bbc Sports Show match of the day and he's joining me now from his home in London. Gary Lineker welcome to the program Let me just start by asking you. Are you excited? The the German top leaves. They're going to start playing again nervously. Excited I think I think we're looking at the German leg as well. They set the tone for everybody else on them. I think every lane in your town wants to try and finish the season that was obviously interrupted is looking at General. Needs to see how it goes. Obviously the job's been pretty much very clever. Join this thing. They testing has been breeds on there. Ahead of everybody else in your he so interesting to see how it pans out but what happens is three or four test positive and everybody else in the squad has to watch late. Yes at cited but at the same time and be apprehensive. So we understand that. They're in effect quarantine. They basically go from the stadium to the Today Hotel I think and back and forth and there will be testing but there will also be as we said playing behind closed doors. How does that strike you? I mean we still don't know whether it's going to be a health issue but is football football soccer soccer if they're no fans the the psychological impact of that well. It's not quite the same on one game behind closed doors in mind. Cy Career had some problems in the crowd and and it was a very strange excludes. I Imagine Oscar. Few Games get used to it but even watching football on television or soccer. The are of your American views is is very much different if you not crowned in five. That's the same pretty much every school because the crowd adds to it adds to the atmosphere becomes more exciting to watch on television so plays plays. It'll be a little bit light training in many ways but more important than training I go get accustomed to it is with the television audience is get customers. Because he's very different. I think Germany that got things like copper cutouts salsa thousands of fans nobody knows of the PA systems etc to try generate some kind of atmosphere. So I'm I think your is watching very closely to see how it pans out. You seeing this cross. It's acceptable because I think he's better. If the the European leagues interrupted with about generally out tent much goes I think he in terms of fantasy etc. It will be good to finish out is cities. Now this seems to be a little bit of a rush to do it because they want to start next season on time. But I don't see how the likelihood is this your your the former guest that was speaking at and and they will spend a lot of common sense You know it's GonNa go on for some time so the chances of next season. Rajin a pretty hard would imagine so take us on. Let's see how this season. Let's finish it eventually. Then at least after that we can look at next season from a level plan. So then is that basically what you're saying about the premier league as well because they're going to make a decision as to whether to I think ninety two games to play in the season so you also think it should go slow and maybe not rush back. Yeah not to but don't you get that's no that's so that's probably around nine hundred ten games. Esperance H. T. But I don't see why there's a rush I understand. What is it rush? Because they want to finish before next stocks which he's normally not stop asleep when we start gained so they finish Sir let they want to start Ju- to get it finished and then little Brayton installed next season but realistically is next season guns bins routed. Probably yes so I. My suggestion is on this one. Yes finish it. Because I think that's the fairest to do and then then let's just from there on but yes the Premier League is. I think that probably starts about how Middle of June June nineteen. I think he's is the hopes will start but obviously with the current events coming. It's very slow it down. We don't know what's going to happen tomorrow. Let alone in four weeks time. So let's Let's be patient. Let's say but we're keeping wouldn't think it's okay. So yes you miss. Frank Lampard Chelsea manager former England player. He's come out and basically said that we should be careful. There are more people important in this world and soccer players to be tested with lack of testing surely he said NHS and others should be tested. First and then let's figure out the soccer world afterwards but in terms of playing you know some people want to some. Don't and one player. I'M GONNA I'm GonNa play you Danny roses quote because he says he's not thrilled at the idea and he says the government and the owners may want us to but let's just play what he said. The government saying Rin football because is going to boost the nation's morale I don't about the nation of Moraga people's lives at risk so I mean. Football shouldn't even be spoke about comeback until the numbers of drop slot must've would so. That's that's an interesting take Gary. I wonder what you make on that and sort of a parallel question. Obviously a lot of players are frustrated as training interrupted all their sort of scores and positions and leagues. And this and that but some are saying that. Perhaps this is the time to to train to refresh to take a step back off that incredibly difficult spotlight and daily rigorous routine. It's a very cool Christiane. I think I understand plas- important say of course the safety of bats. I don't think most players will be worried necessarily about getting the virus because dead. Generally young misfits probably deal with it. But you know they have fun. Yes they might be quarantined away from them for a while but you know they all human beings they will have worries someplace where we desperate to get back to play other one. They'll be nervous about game by play. It comes back to my point about Tikey. It's on. Safety is absolutely imperative. You call social distance playing soccer. You just calm. I saw something on the other day. well what about to tackle tackle? That could look away to move them out. Absurd suggestions not that. Then you've got free case where the wall that stand together and stuff. You cannot play for answered distance. So it's it's one of those. Yes understand why the government wants it back. I understand why. Want to understand why the boozers wanted. I want it back. But it's going to be under the circumstances of the bright time when safe to do so and that's the most important yeah and I think all these conversations are being had in the US whether it's about baseball or football or whatever it might be basketball and all over the world having these discussions. I just WanNa take a moment to talk a little bit about your legendary career. Take me back to that. Amazing World Cup against Argentina. I know use the other end. And there was this whole controversy over the goal and the hand of God Diego Maradona claim. But just what was it like to be such a successful player? You scored the most World Cup goals in finals of an England player. What was it like? It was Iran. I was very fortunate and on the guy the other dog. They're not getting whatever members on ever will but I just feel mom to have the career not just in soccer but subsequently in in the media and it's a big very fortunate lots to talk but yeah no question about that Jagger Mar on the handles bowed game and then he's GonNa probably the best goal this ever been witnessed in certain World Cup if not in history so yeah lovely lovely lovely memories and of course. It means a lot to us. Sports means a lot to so many people around the world. But I also want to ask you about two issues that have come up. Obviously you know. There's all sorts of racism and stuff in the sport and it's not just soccer. It's others as well and you were known as Mr squeaky clean. I don't know how you never got booked. You never got sent off. What do you make of some of the I mean? You know? Very unpleasant and unacceptable behavior sometimes on encore on the pitch. These days on the plane is and I think this this all while certainly team sport. I think that the plan greatly exam I think if you look at the dressing rooms of suddenly soccer players in this country many other countries then they come from all different kinds of backgrounds. They're different colors on different ethnicities etc. Matchy you sit in an excel for you. Sit Round you. Don't you? Don't look round address interview go well. He's black he's what he's yellow he's Muslim. He's a Christian. He's Cath you don that you go. Well he's a plan. He can cross the ball he can tackle he. Can I think in many ways sets a good example? Ninety always going to get the exception to that. Obviously the problem that we have is is more around only in the sense of of fans of supporters. Where you're going to get some racists but secretly my day very good knowledge is on the pitcher plants and stuff like that. That's not quite as bad as it was but it has kind of come back a little bit in recent times and we we need to stamp on there and I think people speak out more now I think we have social media where people speak out more and hopefully that will help but woolas themselves not sure this applies to other sources. What they do. They set good presence. Everybody's waiting for the beautiful game to be back well and truly Gary thank you so much indeed for joining and of course. Let's not forget that all minorities on the front lines of this crisis and every night. They're being clap for their heroic work that we do that they do. And as we discussed tonight a tussle between science and politics is defining the pandemic and the response of the trump administration and also here by the British government. Both are examples of the battle between facts and ideology. We're seeing it play out in some parts of the world right now. So how did this rejection of expertise start on next guest professor? Tom Nichols to prescient book. On the subject. In two thousand seventeen it was called the death of expertise the campaign against established knowledge. And why it matters here. He is speaking to our Hari Sreenivasan. Thanks Christiane. Tom Nichols thanks for joining US first. Let's get our audience up to speed on the premise of your book. Just so we have that in this conversation. I I read the book about the collapse of faith and experts not just the mere distrust of experts but people actually thinking they were smarter than experts. I wrote the book because people are actually starting to lectured. Experts banked about their own field expertise. Which is something. We're seeing a lot. Now that's that's different than people merely distrusting experts or wanting second opinion we've become a very narcissistic society Where we think nothing of it to march into our doctor's office and explained of cancer broken bones or viruses or any other complicated issue and that's been happening across a lot of fields and the book was about a why we're doing that and why that's a really bad thing front advanced society like ours. This didn't just start with this crisis or this president tickets back to this original essay that U. Penn several years ago which ended up turning into a book. I began when Young person who didn't like something of Singapore rusher challenged my view..
"tom nichols" Discussed on Amanpour
"We expect a lot from our homes. They're more than a place to hang your hat there where you try your hand at Gardening and new recipes where you rest and recharge where you work and play and that's why at homeadvisor or committed to keeping your home up and running whether you need to repair and overloaded appliance or you're looking to create a backyard. Retreat worthy of a summer station used the homeadvisor APP day or night and we'll find a local pro to get the job done right whatever you need. We'll do everything to fix your well. Everything download the HOMEADVISOR APP to get started. Everyone and welcome to almond for his. What's coming up with gearing up on the assumption that will have in the near future relatively near future of axiom a real promise or raising unrealistic hopes top health reporter Ed Young of the Atlantic brings his expertise to connect all the corona virus dawn. Then what we found is that our tribalism became more important. Madden facts the death of expertise. Harvard Professor Tom Nichols tells are Hari Sreenivasan about the war. On Knowledge Germany gets the virus under control and get Europe's per soccer matches back into empty stadiums legendary England striker. Gary Lineker tells me what's at stake for sports. Welcome to the program everyone. I'm Christiane Amanpour.
"tom nichols" Discussed on Vrain Waves: Teaching Conversations with Minds Shaping Education
"From and with you they can find me on twitter at radio. Free Tom. All All one word and obviously they can find the book in paperback now on Amazon or any other place and and I write regularly at USA Today in the Washington Post and the Atlantic and few other places so if they go searching around the Internet they can find me there all right becky. Let's it's close up shop. Would you learn I had a ton of takeaways and one of them like we talked about at the beginning was around that idea of bias so much of our cognitive processing is done when we're on autopilot and I think it has to be that way to save energy. There's nothing we can do about that. Fact that these biases exist but we can make ourselves more aware of it one of our previous guests. Dan Willingham has another really interesting book that we didn't really talk to him about but it's called. When can we trust the experts and in the beginning he's got a whole chapter about which ideas are more believable and memorable to us so for example like familiar ideas are more believable. We believe things that other people believe we believe attractive people we believe people who are like us and he he also says source information is more fragile than content information so like for example. I remember something but not who I heard it from like. Someone told me that was a good restaurant but do I trust that person's taste. I don't remember who told me so. I don't know anyways all these are conclusions from deep and replicable psychological research and none of us are immune. There's a cool quote. I love from David Rock who runs the neural leadership institute and he says if you have a brain you're biased especially I think in the work of molding other people's minds as in charge indication Russian this is one of the hardest things to do but I think we have to be ready to push ourselves and our ego and our assumptions to the side and open our minds so the knowledge of experts not take things blindly finally. I'm not saying that at all we are also experts in some things but we cannot be experts in everything and like my sister loves to say you have twenty lifetimes and not know all there is to know about the field field of education so it next time when brings something to you that you viscerally disagree but that's based in research or practice has been heavily peer reviewed. I reflect on why you're having that reaction examiner assumptions and biases because we all have them and then let's practice engaging in productive respectful debates. I need a lot of practice with that so I can try doing that on air sometime. Maybe been debate. Let's do it. I debate becky honestly if we debated. I'd have to half my brain behind my back just to make are you ready. Yeah I totally agree with all your takeaways and I think mine my struggle is I think we we want students to feel empowered. A lot of times empowerment involves a leading students drive the learning into how can we still be the experts and empower our learners and so that's what I'm trying to find answers to think about and I also want grapple with the dunning Kruger and try to figure out in what areas I'm an expert in which areas should I back down in that's awesome but and they like you know we're all in this together and how we can approach these conversations and especially in which ways we may be proven wrong that can say a lot. What about us as people so. I love what you said. I L- Nichols said this was an awesome episode listeners. Thank you so much for listening. If you like what you heard please share it with the friends and have a great generic time of day..
"tom nichols" Discussed on Vrain Waves: Teaching Conversations with Minds Shaping Education
"Whoever you are wherever you are and whatever it is you are kitchen some brainwaves coming to you from the banks of the splendid and notorious Saint River almost always sunny long Colorado. I'm becky peters at across the table as the only host who actually knows what's happening at area fifty one. He's been John cale bed what sketch it is all good becky. I'm coming off a high from our last episode with Chase Milky and one of the things he talked about was how can we teach from a full full-tank and the opposite of teaching from a full tank is an empty tank burned out take an exhausted tank and I think exhaustion and burnout aren't things that just impact impact us as teachers but impact everyone in this overload information era we have and so we hope this episode provides you some fuel for that and I I had a drive to work about a week and a half ago that really encapsulated everything that our interviews. GonNa talk about today and I just like to take her listeners on a journey renew. y'All ready for that. I'm ready all right so I was driving to work just enjoying the B. e. a. -utiful almost always sunny longmont. Colorado is a beautiful day okay and I'm looking at the mountains and I noticed giant seven thirty seven airplane fly overhead those exhaust like moisture trails in the air and my mind immediately wondered the dozen or so buzzfeed articles that I've seen that say those aren't just exhausted water vapor but actually dangerous chem trails feels that the government is using to poison us and it was the same week of the anniversary of nine eleven and I probably had ten or so friends who posted youtube videos proving that nine eleven then was staged or an inside job and not a couple seconds later. I passed walgreens inside. They had a billboard out front for flu vaccines and I feel like so many of my facebook book. Friends are posting about how vaccines actually give you the flu and then that very trip on the radio they were talking about storm area fifty one an event coming up by guess really soon where citizens who don't believe the experts are going to area fifty one because they think experts are lying to us so just one drive and this exhausting amount of information. Have you had stuff like that happened with you before. Becky yes like all the describing my life and I think what really freaks me out about it. Too is like how I don't know that we're equipped for for all of this information evolutionary and like just anthropologically. All of this stuff comes at us so far I mean I was driving my kids to the mountains yesterday in a car going sixty miles an hour and can you know they're not feeling well no. McMahon yeah this just isn't. It's just not that natural. I feel like I'm constantly trying to make decisions and reading dozens of opinions all unlike the same subject to so. Let's take something small like the our diet. We complain about this all the time you can find opinions and blogs on why a meatless diet is better or a meat. Only diet is better like cuter diet or you should eat small meals throughout your entire day or you should just eat once a day it a small time restricted window. They're opposed outing the benefits of line and chocolate and how that should be all you eat and then and other people say like no no don't eat or drink those things at all.
Trump comments on taking foreign dirt on opponents
"A moment ago. Joy said the president admission tonight means it's official. It is open season. Any foreign government that wants to interfere come on over. But I wanna play some of the president's comments to ABC news again, really listen to what he said. You can't be turned around foreigners if Russia if China if someone else offers you information opponent should they accept it. Or should they call the FBI? I think maybe do both. I think you might wanna listen. I don't this thing rose listening if somebody called. From the country. Norway, we have information on your opponent. Oh, I think I'd wanna hear okay? Tom nichols. Writes this tweet in response, if any US government employees with a clearance declared. Why yes, I talked to a foreign agent and not talk to the FBI, not only would that person be in violation of security requirements. But the people around that person would be required to report him or her as a security threat is the president going to be reported as a security threat after that interview. Well, Stephanie, the irony of all this is that based on his previous statements legal problems financial problems. But for the fact that Donald Trump is the president of the United States, he could never qualify for a security clearance in the first place, but let's take another aspect of this. It's not just what joy set which it's open season for governments to approach him. What message does it send when the president of the United States is dismissing four interference at a time when the entire intelligence community has said that there are foreign governments that are trying to? Divert our elections and they're trying to shore systems right now. And you've got the commander-in-chief who won't take it seriously. And we know the Russians interfered with our lectuing twenty sixteen. They tried to do it in twenty eight thousand we know from intelligence reports will do it in twenty twenty this, this lack of leadership is grossly irresponsible. Do you believe Barbara before we go? This is going to change Congress's actions in any way. I think is going to deepen their conviction to investigate this lawless president this president who we have all seen these called for obstruction in plain sight. And now he's sending out a message to the whole country. Get all you get all the dirt you want and get it to my campaign. This is beyond the pale as I've said before. And I know that there's a lot of impatience, but in this democracy, you know, the truth comes out the issues come out, and I think this is yet another outrage where he is taken on his own Justice department again. And I think he will pay the price, and it may not be in a court of law, but is going to be in the court of public opinion. It's going to be in the elections. We're gonna take back the Senate. We're going to keep the house, and we're gonna have a democratic president because the people will stand for this, in my opinion at the end of the day, going against his own intelligence agencies, President Trump pick. Christopher
"tom nichols" Discussed on KCRW
"Professor, Tom Nichols from the naval war, college will join us to discuss that, that's all coming up next on left. Right and center. We'll be right back. Live from NPR news. In Washington, I'm Jack Speer. A mass shooting event at Virginia Beach. Virginia municipal facility today has left at least twelve people dead, a half dozen more were hurt and taken to area hospitals, Virginia Beach. Police chief James surveyor says the latest victim died on route to the hospital wherever says the suspected shooter was a city worker we says entered the building opened fire with a forty five caliber handgun know that shortly after four pm this afternoon. The suspect enter building. Is a long time employee of public utilities, will not release his name at this time. Immediately began indiscriminately fire upon all the victims say, in addition to the dozen people who were killed. The gunman is also deceased shot and killed by police. A police officer was among the wounded an aid to political consultant and longtime Trump ally. Roger stone is testifying before a grand jury NPR's, Shannon van Sant reports. Andrew Miller's testimony comes after a months, long subpoena fight thirty four year old, Andrew Miller worked for Roger stone for about a decade, including during the two thousand sixteen election and waged a ten month battle to quash the grand jury subpoena stone, was indicted in January on charges of lying to congress, witness tampering and obstructing Justice regarding his efforts to obtain information about the hacking and release of emails of the Democratic Party. The investigation led by special counsel, Robert Muller, alleged Russian intelligence operative, stole the emails and disseminated them through WikiLeaks in two thousand sixteen that investigation has concluded, but the grand jury. That worked. With mother continues to hear testimony Shannon Vincent, NPR news. Washington, Rancho maker, Renault says it's board will meet next week to vote on a possible merger with rival Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler proposed merging with Renault and in creating the world's third largest automaker worth of forty billion dollars. Stocks fell sharply today on Wall Street over a set of new trade concerns. The Dow losing almost one and a half percent, and bears Yuki Noguchi reports of the clients are being attributed to fall out from President Trump's threats to raise tariffs on Mexican imports. Many businesses say they were blindsided by the president's threat to raise tariffs on Mexico is that country does not take steps to curb illegal migration into the US across the board, import taxes. If they take affect would hurt consumer spending, and business investment on both sides of the border. The new terror threat also cast out of the ratification of the US, Mexico, Canada trade agreement. The administration is pushing Mexico is the US third largest trading partner. Stocks fell across many. Mysteries. But most significantly among car and autoparts makers you kina Gucci NPR news, Washington, taking a look at the numbers, the Dow dropped three hundred fifty four points to end the week at twenty four thousand eight fifteen NASDAQ closed down one hundred and fourteen points, the standard and Poor's five hundred was down thirty six points today. You're listening to NPR, and this is KCRW on a Friday may thirty-first. Good evening, I'm leery parole. Here's what's happening at seven oh, four. Governor Newsome says, if you can't get an abortion in another state because of restrictive new laws, you're welcome in California today. He decided what he called an escalating attack on the freedom of women and families to determine their futures. More on this now from KCRW salesman. Newsom has been a vocal critic of tough new abortion laws passed in recent weeks. And today he and the governors of Oregon and Washington sent a letter to other governors asking them to strengthen abortion protections. Their letter encourages women to travel to the west coast to end unwanted pregnancies. Newsom also. Released a proclamation today that affirms California's commitment to abortion access that includes allowing state funds to be used for abortions under subsidized health plans. The proclamation reads in part that California will continue to uphold women's equality, and liberty by protecting their reproductive freedom and acting as a model for other states. KCRW sterile, sats been reporting US scientists will investigate why an unusual number of great whales have been washing up dead on west coast beaches about seventy winless have been stranded, so far this year on the coast of California, Oregon Washington and Alaska, the most since two thousand about five more of an found on British Columbia beaches, Noah fisheries today, declared it, what they call an unusual mortality event three weeks after going public. Uber is out with its first quarterly earnings. The San Francisco based ride hailing company has racked up a big financial loss, as KCRW, Sherry Glaser reports Uber says it lost more than a billion dollars just in the first three months of this year and revenue. From its ride hailing and delivery businesses isn't growing as quickly as last year. The company blamed some of the red ink on intense competition goober and rivals, like lift have been spending big bucks on rider promotions and driver incentives to try to win over customers and increase market share. But Uber says competition in some markets is starting to shift from just the lowest price to things like average wait times and customer experience. The companies also looking at ways to grow like reaching out to people through its other businesses. Uber says about half the customers who use its food delivery service, Uber eats do not use the company's ride hailing service. Uber says.
Everything you need to know about the 2nd Trump-Kim summit
"Among US officials with a benevolent often affectionate impression of Kim Jong UN in the past. He's jokingly talked about falling in love with him. He has talked glowingly about the beautiful letters. He has received from Kim. Here is what Donald Trump's. Rector of national intelligence and CIA director said about Kim just a week ago. North Korea will seek to retain its WMD capabilities in his unlikely to completely give up its nuclear weapons and production capabilities because it's leaders ultimately view nuclear weapons as critical to regime survival. The regime is committed to developing a long range nuclear are missile that would pose a direct threat to the United States. We are awfully happy to have back on the broadcast with us tonight. Tom nichols. He's a professor of national security affairs at the US, naval war, college and a specialist on Russian affairs. Hey, tom. How how alarmed should people be the difference between Donald Trump civilian Donald Trump as president? Of course is he's playing with house money now and he's playing with our national security seventeen security briefings in eighty five days should people be alarmed. I think it's always something to be concerned about when the president's not listening to his own intelligence experts. He has no other source of information. Really? He's got the the best sources of information in the entire world that has fingertips, and if he's not using those then you have to ask the question where is he getting his information when he contradicts, Dan, Coats, Gina hassle. How does he know what he's saying? How where is he getting that information? So yeah, it's very it's very concerning. It's very worrisome. I also have to play for you a snippet from last night's speech. I actually thought of you, and what your reaction might be to this. Because you and I have discussed this subject before here is Donald Trump on North Korea. If I had not been elected, president of the United States. We would right now in my opinion being a major war with North Korea. Tom what a sweeping thing to say that ignores the rigor that went into keeping the peace for decades of our lifetime. Important unknown here that I don't speak for the government on any of this. I was pretty stunned by that comment. Not least because one of the reasons that we were heading toward a conflict with North Korean my opinion, is that the president was creating a conflict with North Korea that that he he now wants credit for getting out of he was ratcheting up the rhetoric talking about how big is button was and American military might we've had a tense uneasy relationship with North Korea since the last time we went to war with them in the nineteen fifties. And that situation isn't getting any better and for the president to claim that but for his presence in the Oval Office. There would have been a war. I think is just irresponsible. It doesn't. It doesn't make any sense. But as is often the case, I think the president because of his career on television, and in business, I think the president thinks that you make things true by saying them often enough, but I don't think that. That was at all the case. And there are a lot of other very responsible people in the government who were making sure that we didn't end up in a in a shooting war with the with the North Koreans and now to a lot of your life's work for those of us who lived through the Cold War. This felt a little back to the future today. Here's the New York Times about Putin's new invincible missiles quote alarm by the Trump administration scrapping of Cold War era, arms control, treaty. The IMF Putin has ramped up warnings that his country is developing new hypersonic missiles that will travel at more than five times the speed of sound and will be for good measure invincible, Tom, please reassure the folks watching tonight that their children can sleep safely in their beds. Your children can sleep Justice safely tonight as they did the night before or year ago.
"tom nichols" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Thority that trump fierce him yeah and you know david it it it either was coincidental that a lot of the business that manafort and gates were doing just happened to be in in in in this is putinite sphere of ukraine and that they seem to be trying to make money and make disconnection maybe it's a total coincidence but naval war called tom nichols is tweeting today and he tweeted this is this is key for people trying to figure out why manafort work is a big deal as it relates to trump remember this when you read a story about the stuff just or plays yanukovych with putin because that's how it works to deal with the the anecdote which resume was to be dealing with putin and russian intelligence manafort without a nayef he knew who he was really working for your thoughts over such a good point police let's everyone stop saying lobbying for ukraine they were lobbying against ukraine on behalf of ukraine's colonial occupiers i think at this point to understand where this goes there's one overwhelming question which is how did paul manafort get this supreme job in the trump campaign and i have basically are to base theories of this case um and i'm not sure which is true look in one case there's no one to give up because manafort is the super villain and petty griff ters of the trump family are actually manafort villain victims that they got into the hands of a much bigger and more systematic and a conscious figure than any of them were and that they were sort of putty in his hands and he imposed himself himself on them in which case he's really the tops banana in this criminal conspiracy but the other possibility is that the trump family had a pretty good idea of who paul manafort was remember he was brought into trump's orbit rean heat trump and he had known each other for a long time meant what was a good friend of trump's longtime ally roger stone and according to a lot of reporting what took place at the time it was jared and don jr who ushered manafort back.