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In his new book – Thrift: The History of an American Cultural Movement – IAV Fellow Andrew L. Yarrow tells the story of a national movement that promoted an amalgam of values and practices ranging from self-control, money management, and efficiency to conservation, generosity, and planning for the future – all under the rubric of "thrift." Emerging…
 
Glenn Loury, Sr., is a big, warm and fiercely intelligent man. His son, Glen Loury, Jr.– in all important respects – is just exactly the same. If you want to spend some fruitful minutes exploring the fraught landscape of sexual identity, class division, racial reality, and generational conflict in America, you have come to the right place.Loury, Sr…
 
Glenn Loury, Sr., is a big, warm and fiercely intelligent man. His son, Glen Loury, Jr.– in all important respects – is just exactly the same. If you want to spend some fruitful minutes exploring the fraught landscape of sexual identity, class division, racial reality, and generational conflict in America, you have come to the right place.Loury, Sr…
 
Two prominent Catholic intellectuals, Joseph Bottum and Charles Reid, sit down in our studio in New York City to consider what it is like to change one’s mind as a member of an ancient institution with a complex process of arriving at settled understandings of truth. All three wrestle with what are the important and enduring features of an even old…
 
For the past thirty years, Charles Murray has authored titles that have sparked the essential debates. "In 1984 - Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980." In 1986 - "In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government." In 1994 with Richard Herrnstein - the controversial - "The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life." In 1…
 
David and Linda agree on the need for a New Marriage Conversation that tackles inequality head on – and disagree about a few other things. Amy draws out the broad range of interests and insights in Linda's latest collaboration. In this edited conversation we get the best of Linda - first as a public intellectual engaged in civil discourse with Davi…
 
David Blankenhorn interviews Larry Mead, one of our foremost experts on poverty and welfare, on the importance of marriage in the current debate about inequality. Lawrence M. Mead teaches politics at New York University and is one of the nation's leading experts on poverty and welfare — arguably more than anyone else, Mead's books and articles prov…
 
David Blankenhorn sits down with John Corvino to discuss why he signed The Call for a new conversation on marriage – and goes deep into a number of topics that sometimes are avoided at the kitchen table.John Corvino is a scholar, lecturer, and gay rights advocate who teaches philosophy at Wayne State University. He is the author of What's Wrong Wit…
 
Host David Blankenhorn asks two liberals why they signed "The Call for a New Conversation on Marriage". Steinfels is a professor at Fordham University, a prominent writer and journalist specializing in religious affairs, and a co-director (with Margaret O'Brien Steinfels) of the Fordham University Center on Religion and Culture. His books include “…
 
Host David Blankenhorn welcomes Rusty Reno, theologian and editor, to "The Conversation". Reno is skeptical of the prospects of The Call for a New Marriage Conversation to strengthen the institution of marriage for all. He articulates a traditional perspective which provides clarity and contrast to the issues confronting religious people engaged in…
 
Haidt draws upon research and insights from his recent book, The Righteous Mind, as they discuss how we can move beyond the current marriage culture wars. Kathleen Kovner Kline and Elizabeth Marquardt join the conversation as well. Watch the video of the complete unedited conversation: http://www.americanvalues.org/search/item.php?id=1911Subscribe …
 
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