Identity Politics

American in the Aftermath of George Floyd: Between Paganism and Christianity
America in the Aftermath of George Floyd: Between Paganism and Christianity

Is secularism taking hold? Is paganism reemerging? Do we live in a strange time characterized by a return to paganism, though with Christian characteristics? Whichever account is correct has implications for America in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.

Is Christian Realism Enough?
Is Christian Realism Enough?

Is Christian realism enough? Providence, the magazine to which I am a contributing editor, had Reinhold Niebuhr’s Christian realism very…

The American Nation-State, Cosmopolitanism, and Identity Politics in the Millennial Imagination
The American Nation-State, Cosmopolitanism, and Identity Politics in the Millennial Imagination

The very idea of the American nation-state seems to be losing its importance. In its stead, Americans have unfortunately moved toward cosmopolitanism and—for millennials especially—identity politics.

Globalism Broken
After Globalism and Identity Politics

America has been mesmerized by two ideas that have given hazy coherence to the post-1989 world: “globalism” and “identity politics.”