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This week on Need To Know, Mona and Jay are joined by Robert George, Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, and the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, at Princeton University.

They discuss Professor George’s new book, Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism. Also, the attacks from the left on the First Amendment and the Republicans’ tepid defense (Professor George holds out hope, however); a fascinating discussion on the definition of marriage; the massive CYA operation going on in Congress over the IRS scandal; the future of the relationship between President Obama and the media; and why Republicans best not utter the “I” word. Finally, we close with a podcast first: the guest plays us out. In addition to being a world class academic, Professor George is also an accomplished banjo player. That’s him picking and strumming in the closing song. 

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