“The philosophic fight for the future of America" is how John Allison describes the force driving much of today’s partisan and social divide. The former BB&T and Cato Institute CEO, now an executive in residence at Wake Forest University, described the fight during a speech Tuesday, October 3, 2017, to the Triangle Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society.

Footage courtesy of CarolinaJournal.com.


  • John Allison, Former President and CEO, Cato Institute; Former Chairman and CEO, BB&T
  • Introduction: Kevin Hales, President, Triangle Lawyers Chapter

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