Meet Karlo Basta
Political scienctist Karlo Basta wants you to know this about scholarship in general: "The pursuit of knowledge, all knowledge, is an inherent part of what makes us human. Even those studies that appear useless and absurd to some people, or even most people, are part of that larger enterprise. You don’t disown your kid because they aren’t inventing useful stuff or because they frustrate you. Knowledge is our collective kid. And even if you have an instrumental view of knowledge, you never ever know how a particular bit of it might end up being important in the future."
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