Thursday, October 23, 2014

[149] ‘MTSU On the Record’ ponders the ‘confusing’ future of liberty

MURFREESBORO — A political scientist will dissect the sometimes competing values of personal freedom and furthering the greater good on the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Peter Augustine Lawler will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

Lawler will deliver a presentation titled “The Future of Our Liberty is Confusing” at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building’s auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

The Dana Professor of Government at Berry College in Berry, Georgia, Lawler is also executive editor of the academic journal “Perspectives on Political Science.” He was a member of President George W. Bush’s Council on Bioethics and is the author of more than 15 books, including “Allergic to Crazy,” a compilation of some of his essays.

“I want to somehow keep what’s good about the modern world, which is basically freedom, technology and justice, while adding on to it a better understanding of love and death and relational responsibilities, what it means to be a being who was born to know love and die,” said Lawler.

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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