November 09, 2021
12:00 p.m. Live Radio Broadcast
6:00 p.m. Program
7:00 p.m. Book Signing
Join us on November 9, 2021 as top conservative radio talk show host and bestselling author Michael Medved returns to the Reagan Library just before the Thanksgiving Holiday to discuss “Guilt versus Gratitude.” Michael Medved will first broadcast his radio show live from the Reagan Library (come sit in the audience!) and then will conclude the day with the program and book signing. During the book signing, Michael will be signing copies of The American Miracle and The 10 Big Lies About America. Books may be pre-purchased during the reservation process. To register for the event and/or to pre-purchase a book, please click here.
In his “Guilt versus Gratitude” program, Michael Medved confronts America’s self-esteem crisis. For all their raging disagreements, the detractors and defenders of the United States share one point of common conviction: that America represents an unprecedented, deeply consequential development in the history of civilization. The core dispute behind our current culture war involves the nature of that uniqueness, and whether America qualifies as exceptionally guilty or exceptionally great.
Michael Medved addresses this ferocious debate in the context of his two latest New York Times bestsellers: THE AMERICAN MIRACLE and THE 10 BIG LIES ABOUT AMERICA. Today, dueling narratives of our astonishing past divide over three fundamental questions:
• Which viewpoint provides a more accurate account of the Republic’s remarkable rise?
• Which understanding of our past will nourish present hopes for continued progress toward justice and decency?
• And will an emphasis on grievance, or gratitude, best address the self-esteem crisis, steering new generations toward lives of satisfaction
In this November’s significant season of thanksgiving, President Reagan might savor the fact that today’s most important polarizing debates go beyond quibbles over politics or personalities; they have come to center on the meaning of America itself.
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