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With the world caught up in chasing the shadows of history, it seems appropriate to meet the clamor and babel of our current politics with the calm of reading between the book covers. In particular, I have been reading Larry Reed’s new book Real Heroes: Inspiring True Stories of Courage, Character, and Conviction. The book is truly an oasis in this arid political season of resentment and discontent, and I was lucky enough to tell this to Mr. Reed himself the other day. Throughout our hour interview, Larry shared stories of heroes from many a time and culture—from Cicero to Augustine to Gladstone to Pilecki—each chapter of his book teaching us an example of what it means to be a person of character.

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  • Do they already exist? If they don’t I think it would be an awesome thing. If they do, we need more of them. As an Students for Liberty Campus Coordinator I’ve found that one of the biggest barriers to getting students in fields other than economics, public policy, political science, and journalism (myself included) is the lack of networking and career benefit being involved in the movement gets us. It seems like every time I talk to someone about my professional plans (product design) they’re answer is pretty much always “That’s awesome! We need that. Good luck.” I know there are plenty of awesome libertarian buisnesspeople out there. We should tap into that and use it as a wedge to get more wealth-generators involved!!

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