Conversations with David Blankenhorn
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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.
||CleanAmerican Values in the Age of Hyper-Partisanship||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).||1/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThrift – The Meaning of a Cultural Movement for Today||Andrew Yarrow discusses the fate of a national movement that responded to the industrial age and a nascent consumer society. This unique coalition of social forces inspired both reform of character and institutions – and has great significance for tod||12/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Do Two Men Named Glenn Loury Say about Sex, Marriage, Class, and Race? Part 2||The second part of this rich conversation examines differing views of marriage equality and what we can do going forward to understand and strengthen marriage for all who seek it.||5/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Do Two Men Named Glenn Loury Say about Sex, Marriage, Class, and Race? Part 1||The first part of this rich conversation tells the story of a son's coming out and a father's journey inside, along the fault lines of identity in America today.||5/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarriage, Gay Marriage, and the Catholic Tradition - Joseph Bottum and Charles Reid||Why two Catholic public intellectuals changed their mind on gay marriage||2/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan Marriage Be Saved? - Charles Murray||Charles Murray discusses the dissolution of marriage and the fate of human happiness||5/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Is Parenthood? – with Linda McClain||Amy Ziettlow and David Blankenhorn both interview the author, editor and legal scholar||5/2/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs The Marriage Gap Driving Inequality?- with Lawrence Mead||Poverty, Charity, Inequality and the (Gay) Marriage Debate||4/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWill Gays Change Marriage Or Will Marriage Change Gays? – with John Corvino||John Corvino discusses a new book and more||4/4/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWill Liberals Help To Save Marriage? – with Peter Steinfels and Amy Ziettlow||David Blankenhorn's challenges two good friends about changing liberal attitudes to marriage||4/3/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould Religious People Join The New Conversation? – with Rusty Reno||David Blankenhorn interviews Rusty Reno, Editor of the journal "First Things", on the question of whether religious people should join the Call for a New Conversation on Marriage||3/19/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan We Get Beyond the Marriage Culture Wars? with Jonathan Haidt||David Blankenhorn Interviews Jonathan Haidt, author of the Righteous Mind, and signatory to the Call for a New Marriage Conversation||3/5/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
A Wonderful Voice of Sanity
As a pro-marriage supporter of same-sex marriage, I thank Mr. Blankenhorn for moving us forward in the debate about marriage. Together, I hope we can move to a new place where we make sure that as many people get married as possible and that every child is brought into this world in a marital relationship.
Civil Discussion is Possible
I greatly enjoyed Haidt's book and this conversation helped me use his research as a lens into thinking about how we can have positive movement in the marriage culture wars. Relationships are key. Great conversation.
Wisdom on controversy
David Blankenhorn and his partners offer the wisest discussions of the marriage issue that I have encountered. Everyone involved should tune in.