Conversations with David Blankenhorn

Marriage as Soulcraft – with Jonathan Rauch

David and Jonathan discuss the similarities between soulcraft and statecraft, and how they poignantly come together in Jonathan's life and searing new memoir Denial: My 25 Years Without A Soul.

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Jonathan Rauch a contributing editor of National Journal and The Atlantic, is the author of several books and many articles on public policy, culture, and economics. He is also a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, a leading Washington think-tank. He is winner of the 2005 National Magazine Award for columns and commentary and the 2010 National Headliner Award for magarine columns.

Denial: My 25 Years Without Soul is about Jonathan's experience of growing up without the hope of marriage. And how that shaped – and misshaped – him.

Jonathan is a signatory to The Call For A New Conversation On Marriage' and a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for American Values.

David and Jonathan's conversation was recorded in New York City at the Center for Public Conversation on June 14, 2013.


Institute for American Values, 420 Lexington Avenue, Room 300, New York, NY 10170-0399