New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat to Speak at Davidson College
From Donald Trump’s nationalism to the new activist left, American politics are increasingly influenced by the decline of institutional Christianity and the quest for alternative forms of morality, solidarity, and meaning. New York Times columnist Ross Douthat will trace Christianity’s wabloggerning political clout, discuss the emerging post-Christian spiritual landscape, and discuss what American politics might look like with a post-religious right and left.
Douthat joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in April 2009. His column appears every Wednesday and Sunday. Previously, he was a senior editor and blogger at The Atlantic.
He is the author of “Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics,” published in 2012, and “Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class” (2005), and a co-author, with Reihan Salam, of “Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream” (2008). He is the film critic for National Review.
This event is sponsored by the Humanities program, the Davidsonian, the Center for Political Engagement, Catholic Campus Ministries, and the President’s Office..
The talk will be held on Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lilly Family Gallery, in Chambers Building on the Davidson Campus.
The event is open to the public. No tickets are required. You can find Douthat’s biography and event information here: