Ciaran rides solo for a stimulating conversation with Rusty Reno of First Things. Rusty talks about the homogenization of the political elite, and how he sees the electoral college as a bulwark against the power of those with social and economic advantages. In one of the more stimulating portions, Ciaran challenges Rusty’s yearning for a return to an America based on hierarchy.
Rusty, aka R.R. Reno, is the editor of First Things and a former professor of theology and ethics at Creighton University. He’s the author of several books discussing moral theology, such as Sanctified Vision: An Introduction to Early Christian Interpretation of the Bible, Fighting the Noonday Devil, and Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society.