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Backstage: Richard Holmes: "Ignorance Is a Great Weapon"

March 10, 2010

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In an age of wonder, "ignorance is a great weapon... the great dare," says Richard Holmes, author of The Age of Wonder... Backstage at LIVE from the NYPL with The Daily Beast.