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Eduardo Mendieta quoted in On The Media "Sticks and Stones" episode

Check out On the Media’s recent story, where Andrew Marantz speaks about Rorty and quotes Dr. Eduardo Mendieta. You can listen here.
by Betsy VanNoy Dec 10, 2019

Check out On the Media’s recent story, where Andrew Marantz speaks about Rorty and quotes Dr. Eduardo Mendieta.  You can listen here.
The episode is called "Sticks and Stones" and aired on October 11, 2019. 

From the transcript:

ANDREW MARANTZ A lot of people would just sort of tacitly assume you know we're on a path toward progress. We are making our union ever more perfect and that on some level they're just kind of waiting for that to inevitably happen. 

EDUARDO MENDIETA That's correct. What Rorty was saying, we have to not use that as banisters or alibis for our commitment to the institutions that we have created. They're fragile. They were inventions that resulted from a lot of creative and, and struggle. They're fragile and that means they can be abolished. They can collapse and, ultimately, they can be defeated. We have to not only protect the institutions that we have created but make them durable and wherever we need to transform them to make them more inclusive. [END CLIP]