68. Phil Gorski on White Christian Nationalism in the US
My guest today is Philip Gorski. Phil is a Professor of Sociology at Yale University, where he is currently also Chair of the Department of Sociology, and Co-Director of Yale’s Center for Comparative Research. He is a comparative-historical sociologist with strong interests in theory and methods and in modern and early modern Europe. Much of his work has been on the sociology of religion, including in the US, which includes his new book, co-authored with Samuel Perry of the University of Oklahoma, entitled The Flag and The Cross: White Christian Nationalism and the Threat to American Democracy, published by Oxford University Press earlier this year. It is an excellent yet terrifying short read and will be the main topic of our conversation. You can follow Phil Gorski on Twitter at @GorskiPhilip.