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Highlights from Day 2 | 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival

June 29, 2013  • AIF Blogger

Karl Rove

“The country is becoming more diverse, and the Republican Party can and should do better. We have more responsibility to attempt to do better among nonwhite voters, which includes Indians, Norwegians, and grumpy people.” —Karl Rove


“Every elected leader should spend at least a year running a big, high-volume restaurant. Because there’s no margin for enemies.” —John Hickenlooper


“What democracy does is it opens up societies, opens up voices, and people who were have nots have a chance to become part of the haves.” —Farahnaz Ispahani

“We’re definitely on our way to becoming a multi-planet species.” —David Limonadi