Joshua Mitchell, Professor at Georgetown University
Thursday, December 9, 2021
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.