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History Bookshelf: On Two Wings

December 2001 Event

Washington, DC
Saturday, February 15, 2014

History Bookshelf takes you back to December 2001.  In this event, American Enterprise Institute Scholar for Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy, Michael Novak discusses his book, "On Two Wings: Humble Faith and Common Sense at the American Founding." 
Mr. Novak argues that religious faith was of paramount importance to most of the founding fathers. 
Pulitzer Prize winning columnist George Will and the late conservative scholar Irving Kristol joined Mr. Novak to talk about the book and to critique his arguments. 
 

Updated: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 3:48pm (ET)

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