Liberalism, Public Morality, & Religion: Hertog Conversations with Robert P. George

Robert P. George

Hertog Foundation | 2020

In this conversation, Professor Robert P. George explores the relationship of law, liberty, and morality. Liberal democracy is often defended because it secures freedom, order, and prosperity. Without slighting these solid achievements, many critics worry that liberalism is indifferent to the character of its citizens. Does liberalism demand that the state remain neutral on questions of the good life? Does religion have a place in the public square? Is public morals legislation an intrusion on the private sphere?

This conversation was recorded via Zoom on July 6, 2020, and was moderated by Ryan Hanley (Boston College). This conversation was part of the 2020 Political Studies Program.

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