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Madeleine Albright's Hidden Jewish Heritage, Religion for Atheists, and More
May 25, 2012
Summary: Family secrets in 'Prague Winter,' a non-believer mines religion's wisdom, and the mixed blessing of Jewish American Heritage Month.
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Prague Winter May 25, 2012
In January of 1997, the Washington Post published a story that stunned even its subject. They discovered that then soon-to-be Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s Czech family was Jewish, and that over twenty of her relatives had died in the Holocaust.

She joins us to talk about her reaction to the news, the moral lessons she learned from her parents, and why religion looms large in international diplomacy.

Madame Secretary Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State and author of “Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948.”

Historical photos from Madeleine Albright's childhood growing up in the former Czechoslovakia.
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An Atheist in Favor of (Some) Religion May 25, 2012
Militant anti-theists like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens have sought to convince the world of two absolute truths: God doesn’t exist and religion is evil. Atheist Alain de Botton seeks a softer approach, and says thousands of years of collected religious wisdom can’t be all wrong.
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Jewish American Heritage Month - A Mixed Blessing May 25, 2012
May is officially Jewish American Heritage Month. It was created by the government six years ago to honor Jewish contributions to American society. But it doesn’t feel like much of an honor to one Jewish American, writer Joshua Stanton. 

Josh Stanton, founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue