Wednesday, January 27, 2010

GRITtv: "Welcome to Irrational America" (with video)

GRITtv, with video (22:10):
A year ago, we had a popular new president and the country seemed ready to make some major changes. Now, we’ve dissolved into anger, infighting, and the most cohesive group in the country at times seems to be the “tea party patriots.” What happened to rational thought, reasonable argument, disputes that didn’t end in name-calling and learning from those who disagree with us?

We ask Susan Jacoby, author of The Age of American Unreason and contributor to the Washington Post, and Frank Schaeffer, author of Crazy for God and Patience with God: Faith for People Who Don’t Like Religion (or Atheism), to talk about the problems with our politics, our discourse, our religious disputes, and why “moderates” don’t get off the hook for this.

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