Church of the Holy Communion welcomes Ross Douthat to its longstanding speaker series. Douthat is the youngest op-ed columnist in the history of The New York Times, contributing analysis of domestic and international politics and government to the Times’ editorial pages.
Douthat’s newest book, "Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics," charts institutional Christianity’s decline from a vigorous, mainstream and bipartisan faith through the culture wars of the 1960s and 1970s to the polarizing debates of the present day.
Douthat is also the author of "Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class”; with Reihan Salam, he co-authored "Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream."
Formerly a senior editor and blogger at The Atlantic, Ross has written on topics ranging from higher education to national politics to celebrities’ religious conversions. He writes a new blog at Times.com called The Conversation, with Gail Collins, also of the Times.