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New York Times columnist to speak at Furman

Ross Douthat (Susan Etheridge for The New York Times)
Ross Douthat (Susan Etheridge for The New York Times) 

Ross Douthat, op-ed columnist for The New York Times, will speak on the Furman University campus Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. in Burgiss Theater of the Trone Student Center.

His lecture, “The Futures of Christianity in 21st Century America,” is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by Furman’s College Republicans, Political Science Department, and the Tocqueville Program.

Douthat was the youngest op-ed columnist ever hired at The New York Times when he joined the paper in 2009.  Prior to that, he was a senior editor and blogger at The Atlantic.  He is the film critic for National Review and has also contributed to The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, GQ, Slate and other publications.

He is the author of several books, including Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics and Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class.  He is also co-author, with Reihan Salam, of Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream.

For more information, contact Furman’s News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107.

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