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Every week, The Van Maren Show will try to get a handle on what is really going on in our culture today. It can be difficult to find news sources and storytellers that accurately reflect a Christian, socially conservative, pro-life, pro-family worldview. Join me on Wednesdays as we head to the front lines of the culture war.
‘Surprisingly hopeful’: Notre Dame professor talks about the future of conservatism, liberalism in the U.S. ⋅ 09/18/2019
On this week’s episode of The Van Maren Show, Jonathon Van Maren discusses the future of conservatism with Dr. Patrick Deneen, a professor at Notre Dame University.
Van Maren and Deneen dig deep into the details of conservatism and liberalism in the United States. This riveting, hope-filled episode, is an important analysis of current society and the political landscape.
The thesis of “Why Liberalism Failed” can be shoved into a nutshell of, “liberalism is failing because liberalism is succeeding.” Deneen provides clarity in the definitions of conservatism and liberalism. He explains that there’s been confusion in what we typically call conservatism in the United States. Deneen suggests that we might more appropriately call conservatives, “classical liberals.” He goes on to say that, “we need to understand there are two variants or versions of liberalism itself.”
The sexual revolution: a Pandora’s box for the problems plaguing society ⋅ 09/11/2019
This week on The Van Maren Show, Jonathon Van Maren speaks with Mary Eberstadt about the sexual revolution. Eberstadt provides an incredibly influential, intellectual, precise commentary about current culture, philosophy, and the fate of the post-modern man. She has a recently released book titled “Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics,” but also wrote, “How the West Really Lost God” and “Adam and Eve after the Pill.”
The sexual revolution is a topic that Van Maren has covered extensively on his blog on LifeSiteNews.com and in The Van Maren Show episodes. The sexual revolution has impacted our society from the so-called LGBT movement, the effects of pornography and sex-education, and attacks on freedoms of speech and religion.
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Special Report: The influence of Christians in the Hong Kong riots ⋅ 09/04/2019
In today’s special report, Jonathon Van Maren speaks with Alessandra Bocchi, a journalist who just returned from Hong Kong, about the protests happening there. The extradition bill was rescinded today, but Bocchi doesn’t necessarily think this will completely quell the protestors.
The Hong Kong protests started months ago as a peaceful demonstration against an extradition bill passed by the Hong Kong government. The people of Hong Kong are concerned the authoritarian government will use this extradition policy to bring individuals accused of political crimes back to mainland China. Amazingly, according to Bocchi, the protests aren’t organized by a single person, but were more of a spontaneous combustion. Extraordinarily, everyone has been, and continue to be, on the same page as the protests and demands develop.