Cornell West is working with fellow public intellectual Robert P. George to promote the importance of free speech.

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An Unlikely Duo Stands Together for Free Speech, the Potential Outcome of Battling a 'Deep State' and More

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A Leftist and  a Conservative Join Forces to Defend Free Speech, The Atlantic
American political discourse is at a boiling point. After violent protests at Middlebury College, two of the nation’s most prominent thinkers are calling on academia to support—not stifle—debate and civil discussion at institutions of higher learning.

What Happens When You Fight a ‘Deep State’ That Doesn’t Exist, The New York Times
President Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of wiretapping by the Obama administration are the latest in a series of statements undermining the very institutions meant to support him. This fear of a “deep state” is not only misguided, but could cause irreparable damage to the administration itself.

Replacing Farms With Fish Farms: The Odd Solution to Both Hunger and Climate Change, Fast Company
A new system to produce salmon is poised to disrupt the fishing industry—and possibly, the global economy. Can the method, if scaled properly, drastically cut agriculture emissions and more efficiently feed the world’s booming population?

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Hallie Steiner is a writer and social media manager from Los Angeles. She has written for Buzzworthy and trends consultancy The Innovation Group. Contact her at [email protected]