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Kresta in the Afternoon – July 5, 2021 – Hour 2

Robert Reilly examines the foundations of America.

Defending the Founding Fathers

The Founding of the American Republic is on trial. Critics say that America’s founding principles are responsible for the country’s moral and social decline because they were based on radical individual autonomy. Robert Reilly however, declares that the Founding is in fact: not guilty. He joins us tracing the ideas that made the United States, and its ordered liberty, possible.

Robert R. Reilly is Director of the Westminster Institute and the author of several books, most recently America on Trial: A Defense of the Founding. In his twenty-five years of government service, he served as Special Assistant to the President and as Director of the Voice of America, and he was also Senior Advisor for Information Strategy to the Secretary of Defense, and taught at National Defense University. His other books include Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything, Surprised by Beauty: A Listener’s Guide to the Recovery of Modern Music, and The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis.

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