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Trump And The Return Of Pre-Modern Incivility

Upon President Trump's delivery of an impromptu "both sides" qualification addressing the tragic death of a counter-protestor at the infamous Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally, prominent social psychologist Jonathan Haidt tweeted that Trump had "resigned as the leader of the American Civil Religion". Haidt's tweet included a screenshot of a Wikipedia article summarizing the late sociologist Robert N. Bellah's theory of Civil Religion, which ascribes to the American people a common "set of