“The Decadent Society”

An interview with New York Times columnist Ross Douthat


John Stonestreet

According to New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, we live in a decadent society. But when you think of the word “decadent,” you probably are thinking, lavish, immoral, wasteful, etc.

But that’s not exactly what Douthat means. What he means is a society that is prosperous, powerful, and stuck. Stuck in an economic rut, a creative rut, a political rut; a society that is running out of spiritual and intellectual energy.

Today on the BreakPoint Podcast, John Stonestreet talks with Douthat about his new book, “The Decadent Society: How We Became Victims of Our Own Success.”

Download the MP3 audio here.



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