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American Awakening

Joshua Mitchell, Professor at Georgetown University

Event Details

Thursday, December 9, 2021
7 p.m.
St. Paul Student Center, Newman Room (fifth floor), 723 State St.
America has always been committed to the idea that citizens can work together to build a common world. Prof. Mitchell will give a public talk in which he argues that the chief barrier to this ideal is identity politics, which seeks to transform America by turning politics into a religious venue of sacrificial offering. America’s political crisis, he argues, has a religious origin, and that the extremes of identity politics are an expression of a dislodged Protestantism.