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Date Posted: 16:06:53 06/26/15 Fri
Author: Dave Shickel
Subject: The Views We Hold

The following is attributed to Peter Wehner in CommentaryMagazine.com, printed in THE WEEK weekly news digest dated June 19, 2015.
"Many of us aren't nearly as independent-minded as we like to think. The views many of us hold are largely dictated by partisanship and ideological affiliation rather than intellectual rigor. This leads to an almost chronic unwillingness to revisit and refine long-held positions. Our thinking on matters of politics and philosophy and faith not only can become lazy; it can easily ossify. It may be worth asking yourself: In the last 15 to 20 years, on what issues of importance have you changed your mind, recalibrated your thinking, or even attempted to take a fresh look? Or has every event, serious study, and new set of facts merely confirmed what you already knew? To put it another way: Do you think you've ever been wrong?"
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