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Dialogues

Synopsis
Nobel Prize-winner and best-selling author Elie Wiesel explores compelling issues of moral responsibility in this provocative series made for US television channel PBS. DIALOGUES, moderated by Richard D. Heffner, deals with Wiesel’s thoughts on modern society and profound moral issues. Individual topics covered in the three DVDs are: Am I My Brother’s Keeper - personal choice and public goals; The Use and Misuse of Memory - confronting the past and securing the future; Nationalism and World Peace - maintaining identity and preserving peace;Taking Life: An Act of Mercy? - murder in cold blood vs killing with compassion; Political Correctness - personal freedom and public morals; Genetic Engineering - the ethics of scientific development; Religion and Politics - the roles and responsibilities of leaders; The Intellectual in Our Lives - the effective use of knowledge; Capital Punishment - the morality of retribution; The Role of the State - direction or dictate, leadership vs tyranny.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2008
Subjects
Philosophy
Keywords
capital punishment; ethical issues; medical ethics; moral values

Credits

Contributor
Elie Wiesel; Richard D Heffner

Sponsor

Name

PBS

Web
http://www.pbs.org External site opens in new window

Distributor

Name

Quantum Leap

Notes
The company ceased trading in 2018. It was previously a distributor and online retailer specialising in non-fiction DVD titles on a wide variety of subjects, particularly in the areas of music instruction, music performance, sport instruction, and health. Some titles also available through retail outlets.
 

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