Noted speaker will discuss America's Great Moral Divide

Feb. 8, 2006

Lacey, Wash. –Concerned about the growing schism between conservatives and liberals, the powerful and powerless, haves and the have-nots and other aspects of American society? Think you’re on the moral high ground?

Saint Martin’s University invites the public to “See No Evil: The Moral Crisis in America,” a talk by Andrew Schmookler, Ph.D., that challenges people on all sides of the great cultural and political debate. The presentation is free and will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at the university’s Worthington Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. It is sponsored by the Saint Martin’s Social Action Club. Schmookler is the author of “Debating the Good Society: A Quest to Bridge America’s Moral Divide,” which explores basic issues underlying the country's political and cultural rifts. He also has authored several books on the links between economic forces and human needs and on aspects of war and peace, including his prize-winning “Parable of the Tribes: The Problem of Power in Social Evolution.” Schmookler has been heard often as a commentator on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and “Living on Earth.” His commentaries on social and political issues appear frequently in the Christian Science Monitor and other newspapers.

In 1999, he was named one of the "Outstanding People of the Twentieth Century" by the International Biographical Centre, and in 1984, was awarded the Erik H. Erikson Prize by the International Society for Political Psychology.

For more information about Schmookler’s appearance, please e-mail Lennon Bronsema, president of the university’s Social Action Club, at

For more information:

Lennon Bronsema
President, Social Action Club

Deanna Partlow
Media relations coordinator