Conversations With David Blankenhorn

Sinopse

David Blankenhorn, president and founder of the Institute of American Values, hosts lively discussions on topics both timely and contested at the intersection of personal values and the public interest most notably, marriage, family, thrift and the middle class.

Episódios

  • American Values in the Age of Hyper-Partisanship

    American Values in the Age of Hyper-Partisanship

    27/01/2015 Duração: 01h35min

    In a wide-ranging and free-wheeling discussion, Village Square board member Bill Mattox and David Blankenhorn focus on not just on problems (like hyper-partisanship) but also on solutions (like how to build stronger communities).

  • Thrift – The Meaning of a Cultural Movement for Today

    Thrift – The Meaning of a Cultural Movement for Today

    10/12/2014 Duração: 57min

    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 in tandem and in tension with the first flowerings of consumer society, the thrift movement flourished during the 1910s and 1920s and then lingered on the outskirts of American culture from the Depression to the prosperous mid-twentieth century. A post–World War II culture that centered on spending and pleasure made the early-twentieth-century thrift messages seem outdated. Nonetheless, echoes of thrift can be found in currently popular ideas of "sustainability," "stewardship," and "simplicity" and in efforts to curtail public and private debt.

  • What Do Two Men Named Glenn Loury Say about Sex, Marriage, Class, and Race? Part 2

    What Do Two Men Named Glenn Loury Say about Sex, Marriage, Class, and Race? Part 2

    24/05/2014 Duração: 57min

    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. was born in Chicago, Illinois. In 1972, he received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Northwestern University. In 1976 he received his Ph.D. in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics, and a research associate of the Population Studies and Training Center. Loury, Jr. was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Haverford College. Among his many projects, he reviews movies at "Just A Bloody Blog". And co-hosts "The Glenn Show" with his father at Blogging Heads TV. Watch the video of the complete unedited conversation: https://www.y

  • What Do Two Men Named Glenn Loury Say about Sex, Marriage, Class, and Race? Part 1

    What Do Two Men Named Glenn Loury Say about Sex, Marriage, Class, and Race? Part 1

    23/05/2014 Duração: 43min

    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. was born in Chicago, Illinois. In 1972, he received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Northwestern University. In 1976 he received his Ph.D. in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics, and a research associate of the Population Studies and Training Center. Loury, Jr. was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Haverford College. Among his many projects, he reviews movies at "Just A Bloody Blog". And co-hosts "The Glenn Show" with his father at Blogging Heads TV. Watch the video of the complete unedited conversation: https://www.y

  • Marriage, Gay Marriage, and the Catholic Tradition - Joseph Bottum and Charles Reid

    Marriage, Gay Marriage, and the Catholic Tradition - Joseph Bottum and Charles Reid

    19/02/2014 Duração: 57min

    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 older human reality – marriage. Jody Bottom is an editor, speaker and best-selling author, most recently of a book entitled “An Anxious Age” and subtitled “The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America”. His article published in Commonweal in August of 2013 – The Things We Share: A Catholic’s Case for Same-Sex Marriage – was an immediate sensation. Charles Reid, Jr. is Professor of Law at St. Thomas University School of Law and a prolific contributor to a variety of law journals, as well as a frequent contributor to “The Blog” over at Huffington Post. He has just recently published a play masquerading as a law review article entitled “The Devil Comes To Kansas:

  • Can Marriage Be Saved? - Charles Murray

    Can Marriage Be Saved? - Charles Murray

    16/05/2013 Duração: 01h09min

    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 1996 - "What It Means To Be A Libertarian." In 2001 - "Human Accomplishment." In 2006 - "In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State." In 2009 - "Real Education." "Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010" was published in late 2012 and forms the background of this conversation. Coming Apart helped crystalize a full-throated debate about inequality, beyond mere hand wringing, daring to suggest that there are profound non-economic, as well as economic, forces at play. David Blankenhorn begins with a deft review of the broad impact of Murray's writings, but ends by pressing for real answers - and for Charles' own candid evaluation of what it all means

  • What Is Parenthood? – with Linda McClain

    What Is Parenthood? – with Linda McClain

    02/05/2013 Duração: 51min

    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 David Blankenhorn and then as a teacher helping Amy Ziettlow better understand the chorus of voices and viewpoints in the contemporary discussions about parenthood. Linda C. McClain is a professor of law at Boston University, widely acclaimed for her work in family law and feminist legal theory. She co-edited, with Daniel Cere, "What Is Parenthood". Her latest book, co-authored with her husband James E. Fleming, is a deep engagement with political theory and moral philosophy entitled "Ordered Liberty: Rights, Responsibilities, and Virtues" Watch the video of the complete unedited conversation: http://www.americanvalues.org/search/item.php?id=1988 Subscribe to our YouT

  • Is The Marriage Gap Driving Inequality?- with Lawrence Mead

    Is The Marriage Gap Driving Inequality?- with Lawrence Mead

    18/04/2013 Duração: 01h48s

    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 provided the theoretical basis for American welfare reform in the 1990s. Watch the video of the complete unedited conversation: http://www.americanvalues.org/search/item.php?id=1987 Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/InstAmericanValues

  • Will Gays Change Marriage Or Will Marriage Change Gays? – with John Corvino

    Will Gays Change Marriage Or Will Marriage Change Gays? – with John Corvino

    04/04/2013 Duração: 54min

    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 With Homosexuality? and is the co-author, with Maggie Gallagher, of "Debating Same-Sex Marriage" Watch the video of the complete unedited conversation: http://www.americanvalues.org/search/item.php?id=1986 Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/InstAmericanValues

  • Will Liberals Help To Save Marriage? – with Peter Steinfels and Amy Ziettlow

    Will Liberals Help To Save Marriage? – with Peter Steinfels and Amy Ziettlow

    03/04/2013 Duração: 59min

    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 “A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America” and “American Catholics and Civic Engagement.” Ziettlow is a scholar at the Institute for American Values and the host of “FamilyScholars Conversations” at the blog FamilyScholars.org. She is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and a leader of the American hospice care movement. Watch the video of the complete unedited conversation: http://www.americanvalues.org/search/item.php?id=1985 Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/InstAmericanValues

  • Should Religious People Join The New Conversation? – with Rusty Reno

    Should Religious People Join The New Conversation? – with Rusty Reno

    19/03/2013 Duração: 01h03min

    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 strengthen. Blankenhorn challenges him on a number of fronts. Be prepared for an enlightening, entertaining and lively debate between them, as they negotiate over an answer to this timely question. Watch the video of the complete unedited conversation: http://www.americanvalues.org/search/item.php?id=1984 Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/InstAmericanValues

  • Can We Get Beyond the Marriage Culture Wars? with Jonathan Haidt

    Can We Get Beyond the Marriage Culture Wars? with Jonathan Haidt

    05/03/2013 Duração: 01h01min

    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=1911 Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/InstAmericanValues

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