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Adlai E. Stevenson II believed in the power of careful thought.

Jokingly referred to as an "egghead," he embodied the belief that problems can be solved if approached creatively and intelligently. He respected others' opinions and welcomed the benefits that come from a serious and honest debate of complex issues. Adlai recognized that we are all capable of understanding difficult issues and that quick and easy solutions to social problems won't work.

4 ways Adlai put this core value in action — THINK:
  bullet icon Engage in thoughtful dialogue.
  bullet icon Consider multiple perspectives.
  bullet icon Act with integrity and honesty.
  bullet icon Understand history and culture.
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"Sometimes in the deafening clamor of political salesmanship, I've thought that the people might be better served if a party purchased a half hour of radio and television silence during which the audience would be asked to think quietly for themselves." -Adlai E. Stevenson II quote image
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