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Do Think Tanks Still Matter? AEI’s Arthur Brooks Weighs In

Arthur Brooks, president of AEI, discusses the ideas industry, localism, and music.


Arthur Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute and author of “The Conservative Heart.” Brooks sits down with Ben Domenech on the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the purpose of think tanks in today’s media and political world.

“We should be vertically integrated with the people who do politics, and we should stay in the climate of ideas,” Brooks said. “It’s less sexy. Sometimes it’s less relevant, it’s more esoteric, but that’s what we’re uniquely good at.”

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