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RIP Donald Rumsfeld (1932 – 2021)

Donald Rumsfeld was an American politician.

Normally, I do not cover politics but Rumsfeld, by saying there are “unknown unknowns”, entered the field of philosophy.

And by becoming the subject of the documentary The Unknown Known (2013), he makes a good entry point to the documentaries of Errol Morris.

Donald Rumsfeld famously saying “there are unknown unknowns”.

RIP Larry King (1933-2021)

Spin (1995)

Larry King was an American talk show host iconic in the 1990s. He was called the father of talk show democracy and was instrumental in the development of infotainment.

His whole era is captured by the superb documentary Spin.

In that documentary, he can be seen talking to G. W. Bush on the merits of the drug Halcion at 5:40.