Join us at The Open Door, a program called to building a culture of life and a just social order! Our panel discusses solidarity, subsidiarity, and economic democracy in light of Catholic Social Teaching. We also explore non-violence, distributism, and communitarianism. The next question? How do we move from discussion to political and personal activism? It's a question that often leads us to report on the short term projects and long term promise of the American Solidarity Party.  Click here for the show descriptions.
December 6, 2019

The Open Door interviews Amar Patel, chairman of the American Solidarity Party. Our questions include:

  1. Could you tell us what drew you to the American Solidarity Party?
  2. What challenges do you face in balancing family, work, and politics?
  3. You have strong “tech” skills. How did you come by them?
  4. How can the American Solidarity Party make the best use of the social media?
  5. What can we learn from other “third party” experiences?
  6. How does the party draw on Christian principles?
  7. What’s the role of money in the coming campaign?
  8. Could you explain what’s involved in getting the Brian Carrol / Amar Patel ticket on the ballot in as many states as possible?
  9. Where do you see the American Solidarity Party at, say, the time of the major party conventions?
  10. Where do you see our party five years from now?
What questions should we add to our list? Let us know!
Jim Hanink (
Mario Ramos-Reyes


James Hanink

James Hanink

Host of "The Open Door"

Dr. James Hanink
Dr. James Hanink, a philosophy professor who taught at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA, is the lead anchor for The Open Door.

Dr. Mario Ramos-Reyes

 Dr. Mario Ramos-Reyes, Professor of Philosophy and Latin America History. Founder of the Institute for the Study of Personalist Republicanism,  is co-host of The Open Door.


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