Saturday, January 4, 2020
The Queens Village Republican Club, the country's oldest Republican club, invited me to participate in a three-professor panel about higher education reform. The chair of the club, Phil Orenstein, is an old friend. The meeting was on January 2, 2020. There were about 100 members in the audience--an enthusiastic group of strong Trump supporters--an oasis in the authoritarian wasteland that was New York City. Phil told me that the club has about 200 dues-paying members. The talk went well, and I made many new friends.