Resolved: Robert Rosenkranz is Working to Restore Intelligence and Civility--One Debate at a Time
"My parents were communists,' volunteers Robert Rosenkranz, 'but not in any sophisticated way.' It was just a part of the New York 'left-wing milieu.' Rosenkranz was skeptical of their ideology, even as a boy. 'Children often rebel against their parents' ideas,' he says, 'and 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.'