Harvard and How Silence Isn’t Golden

April 12, 2013

I'm quite grateful to Erika Christakis, not only for inviting me to speak at Harvard next Tuesday, but also for writing an excellent piece on the importance of "using your words." In it, Christakis laments that today's college students seem unwilling to engage in meaty debate. When faced with the choice between staying silent or making an argument that might offend someone, today's students too often choose silence...