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October 5, 2017 – Free Speech & Peace

Charles Koch Interview on Campus Free Speech

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Charles Koch Interview on Campus Free Speech

Charles Koch Interview on Campus Free Speech

Charles Koch recently spoke with Bill Bennett about the importance of free speech on campus. In the wide-ranging interview, the two discuss a Wall Street Journal op-ed Koch co-authored with Michael Bloomberg in May that offers suggestions for how universities can encourage open inquiry and innovation. Koch stresses that students and society alike benefit when universities allow students to encounter, express, and debate a diversity of ideas. Ultimately, he tells Bennett, colleges and universities should:

“challenge students, help them refine their thinking, lead them to inquire and question and think, and develop those kind of skills which are necessary for innovation—and also to be open to other points of view, because no one has all the answers and we’ve got a lot to learn in every dimension.”