Miller recognized the tragedy of wasted human lives. He made his audience understand the necessity of valuing those deemed insignificant by the history of great men and events. Far more important than Miller's personal shortcomings are what the secrecy surrounding Daniel's life says about a shameful episode in American history.
After cop videos, #blacklivesmatter, Charleston massacre/eulogy/flag -- oh, and a Black president -- Matalin and LaMarche debate if we're starting the biggest conversation on race since the Kerner Commission. Also, who will be the bloviating blond's Joe Welch or are Trump and GOP nativist base inseparable?
As I explained in Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth, the message from the geological past is not "big deal, appalling climate disasters have happened before." Climate science tells us that we don't want to go through equally appalling disruptions of our own making, and also that we don't necessarily have to.