Debate: Liberals Hold the Moral High Ground

Are you on the right side of America's moral divide? Four leading political thinkers take to the stage to debate one of the nation’s longest-standing and most divisive topics: political morality. Have liberals, with their emphasis on social justice and caring for poor, disadvantaged, and marginalized, cornered the market on morality? Or do ideals such as patriotism, fairness and liberty, and reverence for the sanctity of religious and moral tradition put conservatives in the right?

For the motion:

  • Howard Dean, Former DNC Chairman & Governor of Vermont
  • Melissa Harris-Perry, Maya Angelou Presidential Chair, Wake Forest University

Against the motion:

  • David Brooks, Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times
  • Robert George, Political Philosopher & Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University