The third annual “Austin Graduate School of Theology – First Things Lecture” is in the books. Once again, the event was a great success.
On Monday evening, September 11, Patrick Deneen, associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, spoke to a crowd of more than 200 in downtown Austin. The lecture topic was “The War of All Against All: The New Aristocracy and the Revolt of the Masses.” It was an especially timely lecture, given the deep divisions that are apparent in the United States. What follows is my summary (not Deneen’s) for those who missed the event.