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Last night at the luxurious AEI headquarters in Washington DC, Templeton Press hosted an event for their new book The Seven Deadly Virtues: 18 Conservative Writers on Why the Virtuous Life is Funny as Hell.
On the panel, a few funny conservatives you may have heard of: Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, James Lileks, Jonathan V. Last, Christine Rosen, and P.J. O’Rourke.
The panelists agreed that America is badly in need of moral resuscitation, and each made his or her own case for a crucial virtue that ought to guide American society. Temperance, fellowship, justice, continence, hope, and courage were among the virtues heralded in this lively event. In the end, participants agreed that humor is among the most important virtues. According to Jonah Goldberg, humor keeps all of the other virtues in check by preventing them from becoming “absolutely terrifying.”
We’re thrilled to be able to bring you the audio of this event. Our thanks to our friends at Acculturated.com and Templeton Press for making that possible. Ricochet Podcast subscribers will get the audio of this event in their feeds. Not a subscriber? Click here to subscribe.
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