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Jonathan D. Church is an economist, CFA charter holder, and writer who has been published in Areo, Quillette, Arc Digital, The Agonist Journal, Merion West, The Good Men Project, DC Examiner, Culturico, The Federalist, and other venues. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
Chapter 1: Why a Stoic Approach to Social Justice?
Chapter 2: Social Justice Activism in the Twenty-First Century
Chapter 3: The Philosophy of Stoicism
Chapter 4: What Does Stoicism Have to Say about Social Justice Activism?
Chapter 5: Abraham Lincoln: A Stoic Model for Social Justice Leadership
About the Author
Virtue in an Age of Identity Politics: A Stoic Approach to Social Justice is a thoughtful book. Church challenges both Stoics and Critical Justice Theorists alike, while drawing out what’s needed from both traditions.— Caleb Ontiveros, founder of Stoa (@stoameditation)
In the age of intersectionality where identity trumps intent, Virtue in an Age of Identity Politics reinvigorates the idea that prioritizing values and principles over identity politics is the key to human flourishing and social progress. This book powerfully lays bare the time-tested philosophy understood by the Stoics: that the circumstances which constrain our choices and actions matter much less than the choices we make in response to these circumstances. A must read for counselors and teachers alike.— Christopher Paslay, MA, Philadelphia public schoolteacher, counselor, and author of A Parent’s Guide to Critical Race Theory, and Exploring White Fragility: Debating the Effects of Whiteness Studies on America s Schools
In an age of identity politics, victimhood culture, and siren calls of virtue-signaling, Church turns to the ancient Stoics to show us how social justice is best served by virtue—that is, by reason, good character, and objective judgment. Virtue in an Age of Identity Politics will endure well beyond the current cultural moment.— Peter Boghossian, founding faculty, University of Austin; author, "How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide"