Fallows said Sunday that the graduates are needed to make progress in a cynical era in which science is imperiled, news is contested, the nation is divided, and global threats take many forms.
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"I had no idea that I was witnessing the beginnings of something historic," Fallows said. "It was like having been on hand to see the planting of the seed that became a giant sequoia."
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