Tim Reidy talks to Fr. Drew Christiansen about his article "Benedict as Peacemaker," and a reading of this week's "Of Many Things.
In his new book Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent, E. J. Dionne Jr, seeks to reassert the importance of community in the American story. In this conversation, Dionne explains why the term "community" is more vexed than "liberty," why it's a mistake to mythologize our country's founding and how the Catholic tradition can help counter the increasing emphases on individualism in American political discourse. E. J. Dionne Jr. is a University Professor at Georgetown University and a columnist for the Washington Post.