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Machiavelli on the Potomac: What Will Donald Trump Do Now?

Machiavelli on the Potomac: What Will Donald Trump Do Now? Marcia Pally Religion & Ethics Friday 27 January 2017  Marcia Pally is a Professor at New York University in Multilingual Multicultural Studies and a permanent Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities. Her most recent book is Commonwealth and Covenant: Economics, Politics, and Theologies of … Continue reading

It’s the People leading the Parties—Not the other way round

It’s the People leading the Parties—Not the other way round By Marcia Pally Published in Die Zeit,October 14, 2010 The emails keep arriving from overseas: what, they want to know, is going on over there? It seems to the rest of the world that Americans don’t want their government to help them out—though they are … Continue reading

Redeeming Populism: The Promise of a Liberal Covenanted Republic

Redeeming Populism: The Promise of a Liberal Covenanted Republic By Marcia Pally ABC Religion and Ethics  3 May 2018 What makes populism work? Earlier this year, New York Times columnist David Brooks told NPR that, because “populism has deep roots in America,” he believed “Bannonism” would outlive “Trumpism” as a decisive influence in elections and public policy. By “Bannonism,” Brooks meant … Continue reading

Populist, Nativist, Isolationist: For Trump, It Was All of the Above

Populist, Nativist, Isolationist: For Trump, It Was All of the Above by Marcia Pally COMMONWEAL, November 22, 2016 They wanted “change,” he promised change, and change most of all from the lying, corrupt, incompetent government of the last eight years. He differed from all candidates before, and in an exercise of popular will against expectations and … Continue reading

Populism, Politics, and the 2016 US Presidential Election

“American Populism, Present Politics, and the 2016 presidential election” by Marcia Pally VIDEO: Presented at The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, Oct. 21, 2016

Trump: Why American Doesn’t Know What to Do With Government

“Trump, American Populism, and Why American doesn’t know what to do with its own government,” By Marcia Pally VIDEO: Presented at Humboldt University-Berlin. Jan. 9, 2017 Please note: After the brief introduction in German, the presentation is in English.

Why is Populism Persuasive? Populism as Expression of Religio-Cultural History; U.S. and Evangelicals as a Case Study

Why is Populism Persuasive? Populism as Expression of Religio-Cultural History with the U.S. and U.S. Evangelicals as a Case Study By Marcia Pally Political Theology Published online: 11 Mar 2020 https://doi.org/10.1080/1462317X.2020.1740145 ABSTRACT Introduction Definitions and rubric An American case study American left-populism American right-populism Populism and American evangelicals Concluding thoughts References ABSTRACT Abtract: Populism is … Continue reading

Pandemic Police Populism

Pandemic Police Populism By Marcia Pally  June 26, 2020 https://politicaltheology.com/pandemic-police-populism/ Blaming Covid 19 on the World Health Organization or on a lab in China and calling Black Lives Matter “radical leftist extremists” follow the American-populist playbook of responding to duress by targeting an alien “other” who have wronged “us” and whom “we’re” right to combat with … Continue reading

The Religious Re-direct: Religions and elections in America

The Religious Re-direct: Religions and elections in America By Marcia Pally Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Oct. 30, 2010  For over a century, religiosity in America has been greater, more committed, and more populist than in any other industrialized country. Though today, South Korea sends missionaries to the US, on the view that we are not devout … Continue reading

Pandemic Police Populism: Structural Commonalities

   Have a look at my new piece on the commonalities among the coronavirus , police brutality, and populism. Click

Marcia Pally

Marcia Pally

New York University, Fordham University, and annual guest professor at the Theology Faculty of Humboldt University, Berlin. Research interests: religion, culture, and politics and the intersection of language and culture.

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New Release: Commonwealth and Covenant: Economics, Politics, and Theologies of Relationality

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Commonwealth and Covenant: Economics, Politics, and Theologies of Relationality (2016), nominated for the Grawemeyer Award in religion.and selected by the U.N.'s Committee on Education for Justice to be distributed to “educators, academics, policy-makers...throughout the world.”

Mimesis and Sacrifice

Mimesis and Sacrifice (Ed., 2019), this edited volume by an inter-disciplinary and international groups of scholars looks at the ethics of how notions of sacrifice are used in contemporary life, from the military and business to gender relation and politics.

America’s New Evangelicals

America's New Evangelicals

The New Evangelicals (2011), a brief history of American evangelicalism and in-depth interviews of evangelicals who have left the right.