Episode 36

Arthur Brooks


October 3rd, 2019

32 mins 50 secs

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About this Episode

In this episode, we sit down with Arthur Brooks, the former president of the American Enterprise Institute and the author of "Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt." We talk about the importance of freedom of speech on college campuses, the role of American Catholics throughout history, and the importance of willing the good of the other as other.

Episode Links

  • Arthur Brooks's Homepage — Arthur Brooks is a bestselling author, a social scientist, and the former president of the American Enterprise Institute. At AEI, Arthur worked with top scholars, policymakers, and elected officials to fight for for all Americans’ access to free enterprise and earned success.
  • Video: Love Your Enemies (Arthur Brooks at Notre Dame) — Arthur Brooks's lecture on Thursday, September 19, 2019, hosted by Notre Dame's Constitutional Studies Program, Tocqueville Program, and the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture.
  • Love Your Enemies: How To — To illustrate several of the actionable steps each of us can take to subvert the culture of contempt, Arthur created a series of short, animated video lessons based on the key themes of his new book, Love Your Enemies. Watch them here.
  • Documentary Film: The Pursuit — Professional musician turned intrepid economist Arthur Brooks travels around the globe in search of an answer to the question: How can we lift up the world, starting with those at the margins of society? His journey takes him through the chaotic streets of Mumbai, a town in Kentucky left behind by the global economy, a homeless shelter in New York, a street protest in Barcelona, and a Himalayan Buddhist monastery. Along the way, he discovers the secrets not only to material progress for the least fortunate, but also true and lasting happiness for all.
  • Theme Song: "I Dunno" by grapes — I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: J Lang, Morusque