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Conversations with David Blankenhorn

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

David talks with Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind and a supporter of our "Call for a New Conversation on Marriage."

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Conversations with David Blankenhorn

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

Rusty Reno, Editor of First Things, debates David about the prospects for a New Conversation on Marriage among religiously committed communities.

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

David probes the vision of liberals from very different generations to tease out the ideas and practices that will renew our marriage culture.

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

David and John discuss the need for a new conversation on marriage. Together they challenge each other with frank and illuminating insights on the full range of issues that impact the institution in our time.

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Is The Marriage Gap Driving Inequality? — with Larry Mead

David interviews Larry Mead, one of our foremost experts on poverty and welfare, on the importance of marriage in the current debate about inequality.

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What is Parenthood? — With Linda C. McClain

David and Linda have a frank discussion of the political labels and cultural messages that define the struggle over strengthening marriage and families.

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Can Marriage Be Saved? — with Charles Murray

Charles joins David for a lively discussion of Coming Apart, Losing Ground, and other milestones in a career of thinking differently about public policy, civil society and the family.

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

Father and son discuss the personal and the political aspects of coming out, changing minds, and the how marriage fares on the fault lines of age, race, and class in America today.

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What Are the Rights of Donor-Conceived Persons?

Alana Newman and Ralph Buchalter join David Blankenhorn to explore the intricate ethical and moral issues surrounding third party reproduction and the anonymous practices of an industry often hidden from public view.

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Marriage as Soulcraft

David and Jonathan discuss the similarities between soulcraft and statecraft, and how they poignantly come together in Jonathan's life and searing new memoir Denial: My 25 Years Without A Soul.

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