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Money vs. Morals vs. Myth: Which Dominates?

Contact: Janet Sassi

What really controls American politics?

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, Fordham University will host a debate that focuses not on the presidency, but on three other factors critical to America’s governance—deep pockets, underlying moral principles, and the nation’s favorite myths.

The event, “What Rules America: Money, Morals or Myth?” will feature a debate between three public intellectuals, each representing one position:

For money: Robert Kuttner, longtime columnist for Business Week, author of The Squandering of America and Everything for Sale, and co-founder of The American Prospect magazine;

For morals: Robert A. George, editorial writer for the New York Post, frequent commentator on public affairs program, and one-time staffer for Congressman Newt Gingrich ; and

For myth: Susan Jacoby, author of The Age of American Unreason, Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism, and Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age

DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 1
TIME: 6 to 8 p.m.
PLACE: Pope Auditorium, Lowenstein Center, Lincoln Center Campus, 113 W. 60th St., NY NY

It is free and open to the public. Registration information is available here.

E. J. Dionne, Jr., nationally syndicated Washington Post columnist, Georgetown professor, and author of Why Americans Hate Politics and Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics after the Religious Right, will moderate the debate. 

The event is sponsored by the Fordham’s Center on Religion and Culture.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom.

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