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Belmont Abbey College: Catholic Politics
March 8 @ 5:30 pm
On March 8, 2023, Belmont Abbey Honors College will host distinguished journalist Ross Douthat to give a lecture entitled “A Catholic Politics”. Ross Douthat is a New York Times columnist, best-selling author, and former senior editor of The Atlantic.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 • 5:30 PM ET
A hybrid in-person/virtual event • Belmont Abbey College
Click here to watch the lecture online>>
Ross Douthat joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in April 2009. His column appears every Tuesday and Sunday. Previously, he was a senior editor at The Atlantic. He is the author, most recently, of The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery. His other books include The Decadent Society, published in 2020, To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism (2018), Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (2012), Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class (2005). He is 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.
From the program:
Belmont Abbey Honors College is a unique opportunity for students who love reading, are quietly perceptive, and enjoy listening to or participating in discussions of important matters both in and out of the classroom. Very differently from most educational programs, the Honors College does not rely on standard textbooks for instruction or as ways of garnering information. For, while instruction and information so acquired can be useful, we turn our primary attention to the reading of books which implicitly or explicitly make a bold claim of wisdom about the most important matters in human life. Such books have been written by historians, scientists, poets, philosophers, and theologians and are often referred to as “great books.”
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