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Resolved: Robert Rosenkranz is Working to Restore Intelligence and Civility--One Debate at a Time

Resolved: Robert Rosenkranz is Working to Restore Intelligence and Civility--One Debate at a Time

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"My parents were communists,'€ volunteers Robert Rosenkranz, '€œbut not in any sophisticated way.'€ It was just a part of the New York '€œleft-wing milieu.'€ Rosenkranz was skeptical of their ideology, even as a boy. '€œChildren often rebel against their parents'€™ ideas,'€ he says, '€œand when I heard my mother quote Marx approvingly'€”'€˜From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs'€™'€”it immediately struck me as wrong. After all, I thought of myself as able and hard-working, and saw no reason why those who were not should have a claim on whatever prosperity I might eventually be able to add to the world.'€