Debate: Dinesh DíSouza vs. Andrew Bernstein
Christianity: Good or Bad for Mankind?Dinesh DíSouza vs. Andrew Bernstein
This debate was held on February 8, 2013. A video of the event is now available on The Objective Standard's YouTube channel.
When: February 8, 2013, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM CST
Where: Hogg Auditorium, University of TexasĖAustin
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The Issue in Question
Is Christianity the source of important truths, moral law, and manís rights and thus profoundly good for mankindóor is it antithetical to all such values and thus profoundly bad? Christian conservative Dinesh DíSouza will argue that Christianity is good; Objectivist atheist Andrew Bernstein will argue the alternative. PDF Flier
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Dinesh DíSouza has had a 25-year career as a writer, scholar, and public intellectual. A former policy analyst in the Reagan White House, DíSouza also served as John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and as president of The Kingís College in New York City.
Mr. DíSouza is the executive producer and codirector the film 2016: Obama's America, and the author of many books, including the New York Times bestselling books Illiberal Education (Free Press, 1991), What's So Great About Christianity (Regnery, 2007); The Roots of Obama's Rage (Regnery, 2010) and Obamaís America: Unmaking the American Dream (Regnery, 2012).
Andrew Bernstein holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. He teaches philosophy at SUNY Purchase, which selected him "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" in 2004.
Dr. Bernstein is a contributing editor of The Objective Standard, and the author of several books, including, Objectivism in One Lesson: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Ayn Rand (Hamilton, 2009), and Capitalist Solutions: A philosophy of American Moral Dilemmas (Transaction, 2011). Dr. Bernsteinís book in progress is titled ďReligion vs. Man.Ē