Charlie And The Common Good

58 min. 2019

Big Ideas in a Small Town
A debate for America in crisis 

Charles Brown and Greg Schneider are friends and professors of the social sciences department at Emporia State University, Kansas.  Brown, a progressive and environmental philosopher, sparkles clarity, passion and an easygoing character with an often self-deprecating sense of humor.

Schneider, an affable conservative historian with a penchant for trains, physically towers over his friend as they spend hours walking and arguing politics.  When they decide to spar in a public debate on the Common Good their competitiveness hits a new high.

Will Charlie, a less experienced debater, stand his ground?  Can their debate as Charlie hopes, “save America through civil dialog?”


Greg Schneider, Ph.D  

Charles Brown, Ph.D.

Charles Brown, Ph.D.