Kresta in the Afternoon – June 21, 2016 – Hour 2

+  Overcriminalization and the Expansion of State Power

  • Description: Anthony Bradley joins us to explore the expansion of government power to criminalize immaturity, poor judgment, non-compliance with government regulations and attempts to solve moral and social problems while proposing civil society solutions to criminal activity. While dangerous criminals and lawbreakers should be punished appropriately we must make sure that punishments fit crimes and that there is a check on prosecutorial overreach.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Anthony Bradley
      Dr. Anthony B. Bradley is an author, professor, and public intellectual whose provocative and compelling views have made him a highly sought after lecturer, TV commentator, and cultural critic. Bradley is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at The King’s College in New York City, where he also serves as Director of The Center for the Study of Human Flourishing and Chair of the Religious and Theological Studies program. Dr. Bradley is additionally a Research Fellow at renowned think tank The Acton Institute. He has published several books, including Black and Tired, Liberating Black Theology, Aliens in the Promised Land and John Rawls and Christian Social Engagement. Recognized as an authority on issues of race, political economy, welfare policy, religion, hip hop, and youth culture, Bradley has appeared on Al Jazeera, C-SPAN, NPR, CNN/Headline News, and Fox News, among other news outlets. He has also published cultural commentary in a variety of periodicals such as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Detroit News, and World Magazine.
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+  Here’s What Could Delay Canada’s Controversial Assisted Suicide Bill

  • Description: Days before Canada’s assisted suicide bill was originally supposed to take effect, lawmakers’ stark disagreements on religious freedom protections and the inclusion of minors could stall the legislation. We’ll talk with Canadian priest Fr. Raymond D’Souza.
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    • Fr. Raymond D'Souza
      Fr. Raymond D'Souza is the chaplain of the Newman House at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, where he is also an adjunct professor in the economics department. He serves as editor of Acton's Religion and Liberty and is a regular columnist for Canada's National Post.
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+  Art and Beauty: The Neglected Battle

  • Description: Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? What is meant by true beauty? We’ll talk about it with Peter Kreeft.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Peter Kreeft
      Dr Peter Kreeft is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and the author of 75 books and counting. His most recent books are “Practical Theology: Spiritual Direction from Aquinas,” “The 100 Greatest Philosophers” and “Letters to Atheists.”
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