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lunchatparliamenthouse22 250Mary Eberstadt at Parliament House
in collaboration with St Thomas More Forum

What are the roots of today’s political rage?

Democracy is facing new challenges in today’s society from radical and extremist movements such as identity politics, QAnon, white nationalism and others.

Celebrated essayist and novelist Mary Eberstadt traces these movements to their common denominator, which she argues lies in the collapse of family and faith.

She proposes that part of the proper political response to these challenges requires a new engagement with

the evidence of the role family and religion play in giving people a sense of belonging and hope, and in

helping them reject the siren songs of extremism.

As Panula Chair in Christian Culture at the Catholic Information Center and a senior research fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute, Mary Eberstadt draws on the situation in the United States, where she lives and works, to offer insights on Australian politics.

Join us for lunch at Parliament House to hear more about the roots of some of today’s most pressing political challenges for democracy in the West, and how politicians and others in public life might address them.

Monday 24 October 2022

12 – 2.30pm

Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600

$95 plus booking fee
Includes a two-course lunch with wine and a copy of Mary Eberstadt’s How the West Really Lost God.

Online Bookings (limited to 16 seats only)

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