The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success,
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, 299 North Spring Mill Road, Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Room 101), Villanova, PA 19085
Start Date and Time:
March 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm
End Date and Time
March 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm
The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy at Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law welcomes Ross Douthat, opinion columnist for The New York Times, who covers politics, religion, moral values and higher education. This lecture will focus on his newly published book, The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success. In The Decadent Society, Douthat explains his theory on what happens when a rich and powerful society ceases advancing—how the combination of wealth and technological proficiency with economic stagnation, political stalemates, cultural exhaustion, and demographic decline creates a kind of “sustainable decadence.” Douthat joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in April 2009. He is the author of To Change the Church, Bad Religion and Privilege, and coauthor of Grand New Party.
Before joining the New York Times, he was a senior editor for the Atlantic. He is the film critic for National Review and he cohosts The New York Times’s weekly op-ed podcast, The Argument.
The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available adjacent to the Law School.
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