03 Mar 2017

David Hopkins – The Unfortunate Appeal of the Heroic Idiot – TEDxSMU 2016

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Benjamin Franklin was America’s greatest scholar, philosopher, and scientist. And during one of the most crucial moments in our country’s history, Franklin showed up in Paris wearing a goofy fur-cap on his head. In doing so, he may have set a terrible precedent for American scholars who continually play the fool in order to make the message more palatable.
David Hopkins writes a little bit of everything and likes to make sense of crazy ideas. David has been a regular contributor to D Magazine and Smart Pop Books. He has also written for the Dallas Morning News, the Chicago Tribune, and the New York Observer, as well as comic books and graphic novels in a variety of genres. His essay “How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization” was a Medium.com editor’s pick with over two million views. He now works as the content strategist for Imaginuity, a digital marketing agency in Dallas. For more information, visit: http://thatdavidhopkins.com

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