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Kresta in the Afternoon – August 25, 2021 – Hour 1

We look back on a conversation with Michael Novak, reflecting on John Paul II, the Church in America and much more.


CLASSIC KRESTA: Michael Novak – A Life

We sit down with the late American Catholic philosopher, journalist, novelist, and diplomat Michael Novak. He gives us a retrospective of his friendship with Saint John Paul II, his reporting on Vatican II, his time as US Ambassador to the Vatican, the worldwide impact of his book The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, his most significant influences, and so much more.

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Constitutionally Catholic

The Future of Democratic Capitalism

Michael Novak’s Christian Capitalism

Awakening From Nihilism

Michael Novak wrote or edited more than 45 books including The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism. The presidents of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia gave him the highest award they can bestow on a foreign citizen. He served for 11 years on the boards of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. He died in 2017


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