Wokeness as old-time American religion

An old, crusading faith returns.

“In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me.
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.”

— Julia Ward Howe, “Battle Hymn of the Republic”

This is the second of a series of posts in which I try to think about “wokeness” — the collection of social j…

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