The Good Life

In Search of the Other America

a panel conversation with Chris Arnade and Patrick J. Deneen

I ended by asking her the question I asked everyone I photographed: How do you want to be described? She replied without a pause, “As who I am. A prostitute, a mother of six, and a child of God.”

Chris Arnade, Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America

Among the greatest challenges facing humanity is the ability to survive progress.

Patrick J. Deneen, Why Liberalism Failed

At this year’s New York Encounter, Jon Balsbaugh, editor in chief of Veritas Journal and president of Trinity Schools, moderated a panel discussion with Chris Arnade and Patrick J. Deneen titled “In Search of the Other America.” Chris Arnade is a freelance writer and photographer whose book, Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America, provides insights into the lives of those whose experience is marked by poverty, homelessness, and addiction. Patrick Deneen is a professor of politics at the University of Notre Dame and author of Why Liberalism Failed

Click below to hear their wide-ranging conversation on what it means to cross the boundary between what Chris has called America’s “front row” and “back row.”


Header Image: Chris Arnade, YouTube, used under fair use standards

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