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Civility in the Trump Era

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Local News

Callahan, Molly. "Professor: Polarizing politics prompts 'louder and more frequent calls to action.'"

McLaughlin, Nina. "Porter Square Books Promotes Civic-Engagement in Trump Era."


National News

Dionne, E.J. "In Today's Troubling Times, Where are Our Faith Leaders?" Washington Post 8.24.2016

Galston, William, and William Kristol. "A New Center," Weekly Standard and Brookings Report, 11.29.2016.

Haglund, David. "Evan McMullin Is Trying to Save Democracy."

Harris, Elizabeth. "The Snapchat Cohort Gets Into Politics, and Civics Is Cool."

Ignatieff, Michael. “The Myth of Citizenship,” in Ronald Beiner, ed., Theorizing Citizenship (SUNY, 1995)

Levin, Yuval. “Taking the Long Way: Disciplines of the Soul are the Basis of a Liberal Society” First Things, October 2014.

Levine, Judith. "The Bartleby Strategy," Boston Review, 2.1.2017

McNeill, Erin. "Trump Inspires Civic Engagement, Media Literacy Shows the Way."

Rosenberg, Alyssa. "Calling Basic Civics 'Resistance' Will Only Make It Harder to Stand Up to Trump."

Rothman, Joshua. "How to Restore Your Faith in Democracy," New Yorker 11.11.2016

Schmitt, Mark. "Congress has a Responsibility to Engage with Constituents."


Robinson, Cedric. Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition. Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina Press, 2000. 

Schudson, Michael. The Good Citizen: A History of American Civic Life (Cambridge, MA: Harvard, 1998)

Smith, Rogers. Civic Ideals: Cofnflicting Visions of Citizenship in American History (Yale, 1997)



Barrett, Martyn D., and Bruna Zani, eds. Political and Civic Engagement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. London: Routledge, 2015.

Bretherton, Luke. Resurrecting Democracy. Cambridge: CUP 2015.

Callan, Eamonn. Creating Citizens: Political Education and Liberal Democracy. Oxford, 1997.

Dreher, Rod. The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. Sentinel Press, 2017

Gorski, Phillip. American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present. New Haven: Yale, 201.

Gregory, Eric Politics and the Order of Love: An Augustinian Ethic of Democratic Citizenship. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2008.

Kaveny, Cathleen. Prophesy without Contempt: Religious Discourse in the Public Square. Cambridge, MA: Harvard, 2016.

Levinson, Meira. No Citizen Left Behind. Cambridge, MA: Harvard, 2012.

Macedo, Stephen Diversity and Distrust: Civic Education in a Multicultural Democracy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard, 2000.

Nussbaum et al., Martha. For Love of Country: Debating the Limits of Patriotism. Beacon, 1996.

Mathewes, Charles The Republic of Grace: Augustinian Thoughts for Dark Times. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2010. 

Owens, Erik. (Edited, with John Carlson and Eric Elshtain.) Religion and the Death Penalty: A Call for Reckoning. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2004.

Owens, Erik. (Edited, with John Carlson.)The Sacred and the Sovereign: Religion and International Politics. Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2003.

Ravitch, Diane and Joseph P. Viteritti, eds., Making Good Citizens: Education and Civil Society. Yale 2003.

Rosenblum, Nancy L., ed., Obligations of Citizenship and Demands of Faith: Religious Accommodation in Pluralist Democracies (Princeton 2000)