Darwin’s Brave New World by Roberto Rivera

Darwin’s Brave New World

Roberto Rivera on the Popular Mind

“The Diane Rhem Show” is one of the keystone programs of my local National Public Radio affiliate. It’s fair to say that Diane Rhem is one of the most influential radio personalities in America. I’d be hard put to name an opinion maker who hasn’t appeared on the show, including Christians like Chuck Colson.

Once a month, Diane has what she calls her “book circle.” Diane and three or four guests discuss a book and invite callers to join in the discussion. Recent circles have discussed Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy, and A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.

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Roberto Rivera is a Fellow at the Wilberforce Forum at Prison Fellowship. His work has appeared in Books & Culture, and he is also a regular contributor to the web magazine Boundless. He is a contributing editor for Touchstone.

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