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Jeff Kolnick

Jeff Kolnick

Jeff Kolnick teaches history at Southwest Minnesota State University. He is a founder of the Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy and he served his faculty union as a negotiator and local president.

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The loyal opposition is a key element of democracy, and we’re losing it | Opinion

By: - April 14, 2022

The United States has made many contributions to the world in science, technology, medicine and the arts. We’ve exported the key ideas that serve as the framework of self-government and personal freedom around the world. By my reckoning, however, the greatest contribution of the United States to the world is the idea of legitimate opposition. Put simply, this […]