Michael Tofias likes to give Keynote presentations and calmly present statistics in many of his talks and interviews.
But a fiery Tofias gave what sounded more like a campaign speech when he addressed a gathering of friends at the American Political Science Association annual meeting at a bar in Chicago over the weekend.
One of the Wisconsin liberal’s more passionate moments:
How did we come to a point in America where demonizing science, demagoguing against education rather than celebrating education, wins politically? I can guarantee you it will not produce the opportunity, the prosperity that is the heritage of this nation. It’s going to destroy this nation.
So I asked a rhetorical question: How did we get to this point? Well, I know. I lived through the last thirty years...