Other looks at the usefulness of useless knowledge

This 1952 television broadcast at The Johns Hopkins University looked back, with dreary optimism, at Abraham Flexner‘s essay “The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge”. Flexner’s essay appeared in the October 1939 issue of Harper’s magazine [you can download that essay here.] Recently, Brainpickings took an appreciative look at Flexner and his musings. Click on the image, […]