Hadley Arkes v. Douglas Kmiec -- "America's Central Idea"
In this debate between Hadley Arkes and Douglas Kmiec, America's central idea is considered in relation to Abraham Lincoln, Abortion and Slavery. Following the formal "Cicero Podium Debate" at Villanova, Drs. Arkes and Kmiec engage in a lively colloquoy between themselves and the audience. Dr. Arkes is a distinguished professor of jurisprudence at Amherst. Dr. Kmiec is presently U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Malta, on leave from Pepperdine University in California.