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David Brooks, Keynote Speaker, Fall 2018
"College campuses are turning into places where people are just scared to talk...the good part is there is a lot of moral passion; people want to change the world. The bad part is you can't do it through hatred and bludgeoning. So to have an Institute [like this]...is a very brave and important thing, and it's really the only way forward."
-David Brooks, New York Times columnist, Patriotism, Nationalism, and the Idea of America
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