Charlie Kirk, who brings patriotism, free market ideology, and respect for individual liberty to American colleges, is a must-see guest on the Rubin Report.
Not quite two years ago, I had the tremendous privilege to meet Charlie Kirk when he came to speak to a speakers group in Marin. I wrote about him then, summarizing as best as I could the remarkable cascade of brilliant insights this 22-year-old was reeling off.
At the time, I opened my post by writing “Oh. My. God. Charlie is a human dynamo: incredible intelligence and moral decency wrapped up in pure energy and passion, presented through the medium of a riveting presence.” I concluded that same post by saying “If you have the chance to attend a Charlie Kirk speech — take it. He is a genuine phenomenon.”
Twenty-two is pretty young and a lot can happen to a 22-year-old in a short time. If you’re Charlie Kirk, you get better. That is, you raise a high bar and then easily vault over it to set new standards for intellectual honesty, intelligent analysis, and fluent discourse. Don’t believe me? Watch him speaking last month to Dave Rubin, of the Rubin Report:
It’s a long video (Rubin works in long form, so he can develop his guests’ ideas), and it’s worth watching in its entirety. Not only do Charlie and Dave expound on core American ideas and genuine intellectual diversity, they also discuss a quiet revolution taking place on America’s college campuses. [Read more…]