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“Kresta in the Afternoon”— August 27, 2014

Talking about the “things that matter most” on August 27.


4:00 – The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bomb, and the Defeat of Japan.


Earlier this month we commemorated the anniversaries of the atomic bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Today we discuss the morality of the decision with Fr. Wilson Miscamble, author of The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan. We explore the American use of atomic bombs, the role these weapons played in the defeat of the Japanese Empire, and Harry Truman’s decision making regarding this most controversial of all his decisions.


5:00 – Bishop Frank Kalabat: Are there still Christians in Iraq?


ISIS has made it clear that they intend to rid their caliphate of all non-Muslims. Reports indicate that there are no Christians left in the ancient city of Mosul. Are there any Christians in Iraq at all? Bishop Frank Kalabat of the Chaldean diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle of Detroit, joins us with the latest developments from Iraq.


5:20 – Kresta Comments: Westerners joining ISIS


5:40 – Chesterton: The Most Quotable Man in History


GK Chesteron is widely considered to be one of the greatest Christian writers of the 20th century and heavily influenced the work of CS Lewis. He is especially known for his quotable writings and comments. Dale Ahlquist, president of the American Chesterton Society and co-founder of the Chesterton Academy, is with us discuss some of Chesterton’s greatest quotes. 

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