Clarke Forsythe

Clarke Forsythe is Senior Counsel at Americans United for Life (AUL) and author of Politics for the Greatest Good: The Case for Prudence in the Public Square (IVP 2009).  Clarke has a B.A. from Allegheny College, a J.D. from Valparaiso University, and an M.A. in Bioethics from Trinity International University. Clarke has argued cases before federal and state appellate courts and has testified before Congress and state legislatures.  He has published more than a dozen professional legal articles on constitutional and bioethical issues. Clarke and his wife, Karen, married for 30 years, have five daughters.


Volume 98

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Guests on Volume 98: Stanley Hauerwas, on the public witness of Fr. Richard John Neuhaus and on why Neuhaus abandoned his 1960s radicalism to become a leading "theoconservative"; Clarke Forsythe, on why prudence is a lost political virtue and on why and how the pro-life movement needs to broaden its educational efforts; Gilbert Meilaender, on the necessity of a concept of human dignity and on why Americans no longer seem able to defend it; Jeanne Murray Walker, on how her students learn to understand poetry and on how metaphors are at the heart of poetic expression; Roger Lundin, on how the disenchantment of the world led to new forms of doubt and self-expression; and David Bentley Hart, on the feeble and confused arguments of the recent crop of outspoken atheists and on how a misunderstanding of the nature of freedom is at the heart of their revulsion at religion.