Kresta in the Afternoon – November 29, 2017 – Hour 1

+  How Does China View Itself - and the World? (2 segments)

  • Segment Guests:
    • Steven Mosher
      Steven Mosher is the author of Bully of Asia: Why China's Dream is the New Threat to World Order. He's the president of Population Research Institute and frequently testifies before Congress. Visit pop.org
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    • Bully of Asia

      THE ONCE AND FUTURE HEGEMON In a world bristling with dangers, only one enemy poses a truly mortal challenge to the United States and the peaceful and prosperous world that America guarantees. That enemy is China, a country

      • that invented totalitarianism thousands of years ago
      • whose economic power rivals our own
      • that believes its superior race and culture give it the right to universal deference
      • that teaches its people to hate America for standing in the way of achieving its narcissistic "dream" of world domination
      • that believes in its manifest destiny to usher in the World of Great Harmony
      • which publishes maps showing the exact extent of the nuclear destruction it could rain down on the United States
      Steven Mosher exposes the resurgent aspirations of the would-be hegemon–and the roots of China's will to domination in its five-thousand-year history of ruthless conquest and assimilation of other nations, brutal repression of its own people, and belligerence toward any civilization that challenges its claim to superiority. The naïve idealism of our "China hands" has lulled America into a fool's dream of "engagement" with the People's Republic of China and its "peaceful evolution" toward democracy and freedom. Wishful thinking, says Mosher, has blinded us to the danger we face and left the owlrd vulnerable to China's overweening ambitions. Mosher knows China as few Westerners do. Having exposed as a visiting graduate student the monstrous practice of forced abortions, he became the target of the regime's crushing retaliation. His encyclopedic grasp of China's history and its present-day politics, his astute insights, and his bracing realism are the perfect antidote for our dangerous confusion about the Bully of Asia. (learn more)

+  The Continuing Adventure of Ecumenicity

  • Description: How do we reconcile God's sovereignty with human freedom, particularly with respect to the Church's understanding of God's plan for salvation? How do we reconcile God's universal will with the mysteries of predestination and election? Eduardo Echeverria joins us with a look at the answers to these questions from both a Catholic and Evangelical perspective.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Ed Echeverria
      Eduardo Echeverria is author of Pope Francis: The Legacy of Vatican II. He's a professor of Philosophy and Systematic Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.

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