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The On Being Project

Heather McGhee + Matt Kibbe

Repairing the Breach

It’s hard to imagine honest, revelatory, even enjoyable conversation between people on distant points of American life right now. But in this public conversation at the Citizen University annual conference, Matt Kibbe and Heather McGhee show us how. He's a libertarian who helped activate the Tea Party. She's a millennial progressive leader. They are bridge people for this moment — holding passion and conviction together with an enthusiasm for engaging difference, and carrying questions as vigorously as they carry answers.
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  • Heather McGhee

    Heather McGhee

    is president of the public policy organization Demos. Her writing and research appear in multiple outlets, including The New York Times, The Nation, and The Hill.

  • Matt Kibbe

    Matt Kibbe

    is the president and chief community organizer of Free the People. His books include Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto and, more recently, Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto.