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Kresta in the Afternoon – June 14, 2021 – Hour 1

G.K. Chesterton is one of the most quotable men in history. Dale Ahlquist and Al discuss some of his quotes. Then, Dr. Paul Kengor explains the significance of the fall of the Berlin Wall.


Chesterton: The Most Quotable Man in History

June 14th is the anniversary of the death GK Chesterton.  He 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.

Dale Ahlquist is the president and co-founder of the American Chesterton Society. He is also the co-founder of the Chesterton Academy, a Minneapolis-based high school, rated of the top 50 Catholic schools in the United States.

The Berlin Wall – Do today’s generations understand why?

June 12th marked 34 years since President Ronald Reagan gave his speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Germany, calling on Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.”  The all ultimately the wall fell. It was an iconic symbol of Communism because it was designed to keep people in, not out. At the time its falling was viewed as a decisive victory for Western liberties and values, and a possible death blow for Soviet-style Communism.  But was it? What do today’s generations believe about the values of Communism and Socialism? Dr. Paul Kengor from Grove City College discusses the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Paul Kengor is a professor of political science at Grove City College. He is the author of over a dozen books including The Devil and Karl Marx.

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