I’ll be doing a guest host turn again tomorrow morning on the Bill Bennett Show from 6 – 9 am eastern time. If it’s not carried by your local station, you can listen to the show live-streamed online at www.billbennett.com.
We’ll have a great show tomorrow. My guests will include Elizabeth Kantor, author of The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After, where we’ll continue with one of Bill’s favorite themes—the difficulties of young men and women today. Elizabeth is also the author of one of the fellow PIG books—Politically Incorrect Guides—in the same series as my recent book on modern presidents; hers is the The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature.
In the second hour I’ll have on Peter Schramm of the John M. Ashbrook Center in Ohio; we’ll be talking about why Romney is trailing in all the polls in the all-important Buckeye State, and we’ll also talk about the
Ashbrook Center’s very interesting A Constitutional Conversation: Letters from an Ohio Farmer project, which is another worthy effort to increase our constitutional literacy.
In this third hour I’ll have Jonathan Haidt on the program. Haidt is a social psychologist—grounds for suspicion right there!—and is the author of a deeply interesting new book on moral reasoning called The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. I’ve pictured here the cover of the UK edition of the book, which is pretty saucy; the American cover is plain white with a lightning bolt. Jonathan is an interesting guy, who has explained how his survey of the moral matrices of Left and Right has made him—a self-described liberal or former liberal—more sympathetic to conservative points of view. And he’s a nice guy, too.
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