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Acton Line podcast: How to talk about rights in our polarized age

Today, our most contentious controversies are about morality. We disagree about questions of efficiency and democracy, but across political aisles, we also disagree about what’s right to do and who we’re becoming as a people. How can we have productive debates with people whose worldviews are very different from ours? Adam MacLeod, professor of law at Faulkner University, addresses this question in his new book titled “The Age of Selfies: Reasoning About Rights When the Stakes Are Personal.” In this conversation, Adam examines the roots of our disagreements and proposes a way to provide a more secure foundation for civil rights.

Buy: The Age of Selfies: Reasoning About Rights When the Stakes Are Personal

Read: Essences or Intersectionality: Understanding Why We Can’t Understand Each Other

C.S. Lewis’ Meditation in a Toolshed on the Sacredness of Life

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Natural Law

Read: Edmund Burke: Natural Lawyer 

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Caroline Roberts

Caroline Roberts is a managing editor at the Acton Institute and produces Acton's weekly podcast, Acton Line.