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Medved, Weikart: The Death of Humanity


Yesterday students across the country participated in a walkout from school to protest against guns, which they understand to be the problem underlying recent school shooting. There’s a strange blindness, though, to the much deeper problem, at least as I see it: the increasingly blunted claim that life and humanity make on us. In a traditional way of thinking, life is something awesome, sacred – to take life is dreadful to contemplate. Not so much, though, anymore. Why?

On a new podcast episode of Great Minds with Michael Medved, Michael talks with historian Richard Weikart about the historical background behind this fall of human life from its once very high pedestal. How did it come about that we now see it as hardly more exalted than animal life? This important discussion focuses on Dr. Weikart’s appropriately titled recent book, The Death of Humanity, which as he explains, has more than one meaning. Find it now on the Minds with Medved website.

Photo: Richard Weikart and Michael Medved, by Nathan Jacobson.

David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.



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