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Settling in to a Decadent Decline Lecture 2

Thursday, Oct 23 at 11:30am - 1:00 pm

Regent College is pleased to welcome Ross Douthat as the speaker for the 2014 Laing Lectures. His lectures will look ahead to the next 50-100 years and discuss why a kind of "sustainable decadence" is what our twenty-first century can expect. Stay tuned for more details.

About the speaker

Ross Douthat joined the New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in April 2009. Previously, he was a senior editor at the Atlantic and a blogger for His most recent book is Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (Free Press, 2012). He is also the author of Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class (Hyperion, 2005) and the co-author, with Reihan Salam, of Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream (Doubleday, 2008). He is the film critic for National Review. A native of New Haven, Conneticut, he now lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and two daughters.

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Ross Douthat

Columnist (New York Times)