Kresta in the Afternoon – November 10, 2016 – Hour 2

  • Description: This week, Al is helping lead a pilgrimage following in the footsteps of St. Paul. While he's gone, we're sharing some of our favorite interviews from the past few years.

+  Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism

  • Description: Assaults on religious liberty and traditional morality are growing fiercer. Here, at last, is the counterattack. Showcasing the talents that have made him one of America’s most acclaimed and influential thinkers, Robert George explodes the myth that the secular elite represents the voice of reason. In fact, George shows, it is on the elite side of the cultural divide where the prevailing views frequently are nothing but articles of faith. Conscience and Its Enemies reveals the bankruptcy of these too often smugly held orthodoxies while presenting powerfully reasoned arguments for classical virtues. Robert joins us today.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Robert George
      Robert George is a McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University. He is also a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He’s the author of several books including “What is Marriage?” and “In defense of Natural Law”
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    • Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism (American Ideals & Institutions)

      Assaults on religious liberty and traditional morality are growing fiercer. Here, at last, is the counterattack. This revised and updated paperback edition of the acclaimed Conscience and Its Enemies showcases the talents that have made Robert P. George one of America’s most influential thinkers. Here George explodes the myth that the secular elite represents the voice of reason. In fact, it is on the elite side of the cultural divide where the prevailing views are little more than articles of faith. Conscience and Its Enemies reveals the bankruptcy of these too often smugly held orthodoxies while presenting powerfully reasoned arguments for classical virtues. In defending what James Madison called the “sacred rights of conscience”—rights for which government shows frightening contempt—George grapples with today’s most controversial issues: same-sex marriage, abortion, transgenderism, genetic manipulation, euthanasia and assisted suicide, religion in politics, judicial activism, and more. His brilliantly argued essays rely not on theological claims or religious authority but on established scientific facts and a philosophical tradition that extends back to Plato and Aristotle. Conscience and Its Enemies sets forth powerful arguments that secular liberals are unaccustomed to hearing—and that embattled defenders of traditional morality so often fail to marshal. (learn more)

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