James B. Carey describes his belief in liberty for all humanity, based on his belief that all Americans are "displaced persons" (immigrants) and have the right to pursue the resources necessary to fulfill their basic physical and spiritual needs.
62. This I Believe
William Thompson describes life in his hometown, Croton-on-Hudson, and how simplicity keeps life manageable and productive.
Charles Johnson describes how his great-grandfather's experience with slavery, his father's experience as a Baptist minister, and his own college experience in social services have helped to shape his belief that "no man can be justly judged until youve looked at the world through his eyes".
64. This I Believe
Nicholas Norton describes his belief that beauty is the basic tenant which makes his life feel secure, that religion ought to lead to a feeling of beauty, and that he would be willing to fight and die to prevent oppression and preserve freedom.
65. This I Believe
Ralph Strebel, Academic dean of Utica College, talks about his early childhood and his awareness of class and his youthful epiphany that one should have pride in oneself for who they are, not where they come from, and how this realization supports his belief in equality and democracy. He also talks about the need to develop a more spiritual philosophy in the world and abandon the materialistic philosophy that he believes is pervasive.
66. This I Believe
Henry MacCracken describes the basic tenants of his personal philosophy--art, science, democracy, and religion--and how these four "points of the compass" are held together by freedom.
Robert Travers, Assoc. Professor, Department of History, Cornell University. Lecture entitled "The Connected World of Haji Mustapha: an informer to the British in eighteenth century Bengal"
Interview conducted 2/25/05 at the Baptist Church, W. Springfield by Gwynne Langley and Toryn Miller-Stevens. Present were Lois Pinton, Toryn Miller-Stevens and Gwynne Langley.
Interviewed in Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Kris Manjapra
70. This I Believe
John Burchard admits his fear, and describes his belief that life cannot be lived in fear, and that the solution in the face of the current threats to "Western Civilization" is to embrace the diversity that America was founded upon, and to strive for union between world nations, despite such a union's newness and unfamiliarity.