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Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed John D. O’Connor.
It is trite to say that our country is experiencing a tribal rift, but it is inaccurate to say, as many observers do, that it is equivalent to ructions previously featured in other eras. John O’Connor discusses how our present discontents are not so much the result of differing opinions so strongly held, but, rather, are caused more by the differing means and methods through which each side of the divide seek to resolve and adjust them. This asymmetric ideological warfare is now hobbling the public’s ability to resolve major societal issues under discussion to such an extent that scientific knowledge and inquiry is itself now under attack. We must urgently fight this disturbing trend.
Kevin Price introduces Price of Business show recurring guest, John D. O’Connor. O’Connor was the famed attorney of Watergate’s “Deep Throat.
According to PostGateBook.com “O’Connor served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Northern California from 1974-1979, representing the United States in both criminal and civil cases. Among his interesting assignments have been representation of the government during the OPEC oil embargo of the 1970s; writing Fifth Amendment and “state of mind” briefs for the prosecution in United States v. Patricia Hearst; representing the FDIC, FSLC and RTC during the savings and loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s; representing California Attorney General Dan Lungren in campaign-related litigation; defending R.J. Reynolds Tobacco in significant smoking and health litigation; representing Coach Don Nelson in litigation with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban; and representing W. Mark Felt regarding the revelation of his identity as Deep Throat.”