Colbert Grills Bard College President Leon Botstein (WATCH)

10/06/2010 11:46 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bard College President, American Symphony Orchestra Conductor, public intellectual and bow-tie aficionado Leon Botstein paid a visit to Stephen Colbert last night. The two talked higher education, infectious diseases and why an informed populace makes a good democracy.

"...You have to have a population that knows something and that actually can participate and make intelligent decisions," Botstein argued. Later, Colbert countered: "Do I have to think of myself as intelligent, or can I just think of myself as right?"


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