Kresta in the Afternoon – July 12, 2018 – Hour 2

+  Is North Korea's "Gangster" line a Cause for Concern?

  • Description: Despite continued talks with the US, human rights atrocities continue in North Korea. Mike Pompeo’s recent meetings there prompted mockery from the national media, which accused him of “gangster” talk. We get an update on the situation from Suzanne Scholte.
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    • Suzanne Scholte
      Dr. Scholte is considered one of the world’s leading activists in the North Korean human rights movement. She has spent the past two decades promoting the freedom and dignity of the North Korean people and is currently President of the Defense Forum Foundation, a non-profit foundation promoting a strong national defense and freedom, democracy, and human rights abroad. She also serves as Chairman of the North Korea Freedom Coalition, Vice-Co Chair of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, and Honorary Chairman of Free North Korea Radio.
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+  When Responsibility gives way to blame casting (2 segments)

  • Description: Our culture has become addicted to blame. From trade to automation to immigration to education to right-size of government to the financial crisis, where does in blame-casting need to end, and responsibility begin? We continue our discussion with David Bahnsen.
  • Segment Guests:
    • David Bahnsen
      David Bahnsen is the Founder and Managing Director of the Bahnsen Group. He serves on the Board of Directors for National Review Institute and Kings College and is the author of Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It.
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    • Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It

      The left and right have gone to great lengths to blame the problems plaguing our society but neither Washington DC, Wall Street, Mexico, China, the Feds, nor the media are the cause of our problems—nor are they the cure.   Across the globe a “revolt” of sorts is taking place against elitism. No more will big government, big media, big banks, big bureaucracy, and big institutions hold the secret nuggets of truth and dictate our lives and fortunes. Financial markets, political punditry, and cultural leaders are all scrambling to react to the rise of the often disenfranchised. But what happens after all the bogeymen have been vanquished? What if opposing the incompetence of the European Union, the biases of the American media, the corruption of crony capitalism, the arrogance of political power brokers, and allegedly unfair global trade deals is not enough? The key to American prosperity in this new era of populism is for moral people to make responsibility matter again by renewing personal virtue and form lasting, mediating institutions that will trump the elitist bogeymen and scapegoats for generations to come. If we fail as individual Americans to address this core crisis of responsibility, we have only ourselves to blame for what happens next. (learn more)

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