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Barbara Elliott

The ever elegant and thoughtful Barbara Elliott (yes, OUR Barbara) was on the Mike Church show today.  Congrats to Barbara for sharing her always inspiring insights on the nature of American character and community, and congrats to Mike Church for having such good taste in his choice of guests.

Click here for the interview with Barbara Elliott on the Mike Church (King Dude) radio show.

Barbara, we love you!

Books mentioned in this essay may be found in The Imaginative Conservative Bookstore. Essays by Mrs. Elliott may be found here.

Barbara J. Elliott is a Senior Contributor to The Imaginative Conservative and the President of the Center for Cultural Renewal and Adjunct Professor in the Honors College of Houston Baptist University. She is the author of five books, including Street Saints: Renewing America’s Cities

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  1. What a broadcast! This is precisely how Imaginative Conservatives can shake people out of decay and torpor, and Barbara's strategy must be considered for other imperiled spheres. It is unopposable, not only because it is completely true but also because it gores nobody's political ox nor upsets their ideological preconceptions. Ideologies tend to biodegrade once people clamber out of their parlours and out of their self-obsessed personalities and muck in with real people with real problems. Once they do that, empathy generates Love and Love tends to clear a space for other good values. Barbara is too beautiful and elegant for mere radio alone: television is needed too, but bravo and many thanks!

  2. Thank you for your kind commendation in posting this, Brad. It was a wonderful opportunity to be on Mike Church's show, and my email inbox is full of reactions to it. Now other radio hosts are getting in touch to do interviews as well. You were the one who opened the door for Winston and me to talk on the air with the "King Dude." Look at what you put into motion!

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