Settling in to a Decadent Decline (2014 Laing Lectures)

Speaker(s): Ross Douthat
Date: October 2014
Length: 4hrs 23mins
Product ID: RGDL4431S

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Five years ago, our civilization experienced a massive economic crisis, but our current political, intellectual, and social climate has changed much less than one might expect. New York Times columnist Ross Douthat states, 'This is not the stability of a flourishing, resilient society. It's the peace of a decadent one.' In this series, he explains what decadence means, why it's so dangerous, and how we might escape it.

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Ross Douthat is a New York Times columnist, as well as a film critic for National Review. He has also contributed to The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, The Claremont Review of Books, GQ, and Slate. He is author of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream, and Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class.

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