Wesley Smith is a longtime contributor to the Human Life Review, and a Great Defender of Life (2008). His most recent article is in our Summer issue, Covid’s Totalitarian Temptation. A prolific author and speaker, he is the Chair and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism.
The mission of Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism is to affirm and uphold the intrinsic nature of human dignity, liberty, and equality. In resistance to a growing movement against unique human personhood, we aim to revitalize a commitment to the traditional Western view of human rights and responsibilities — both of which are summed up by the term “human exceptionalism.”
This past August, Smith launched a new feature of the center, a podcast, Humanize. You can listen to the 1.5 minute trailer here, and explore the podcasts so far here. Guests have included Review contributors Bobby Schindler, Sam Brownback, Charles Camosy and Jennifer Lahl, as well as Donna Rice Hughes on pornography and child abuse and Gary Francione on animal rights.
In this age of constant shouting of opposing talking points, it is refreshing to listen to actual discussions and respectful dialogue about the most crucial issues of our time.