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Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic, Byliner) and Noah Millman (The American Conservative, Millman's Shakesblog)

Noah and Conor kick things off by debating the Catholic Church, health insurance, and contraception. Is this a manufactured controversy, or are lay Catholics earnestly upset by a loss of religious liberty? Noah is a Jewish liberal living in New York City—so what is he doing writing for The American Conservative? Conor wonders whether the GOP should embrace TAC‘s radical critique of American foreign policy. Charles Murray’s new book Coming Apart receives some harsh criticism, as does the right’s politics of symbolic victimization. Plus: who will Noah and Conor be voting for in November?

 

Recorded:Feb 13    Posted:Feb 14, 2012
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Friedersdorf | Feb 14, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Noah Millman

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