Carney to Speak on Authentic Community

Washington Examiner Editor to Speak at Benedictine College

Tim Carney will address community social interaction and the American Dream

Monday, November 11, 2019

Tim CarneyThe Center for Constitutional Liberty at Benedictine College is pleased to bring Tim Carney, commentary editor for the Washington Examiner, to the college for a lecture on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the McAllister Boardroom on the fourth floor of Ferrell Academic Center. The noted writer will speak on “Connect or Collapse: How Authentic Community Transforms America.” The presentation is free and open to the public.

While doing research on the notion that the American Dream was dead (a statement made by Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign), Carney found that much of the problem was because people were facing their problems alone. Either there was no strong community, church or civic organization, or the people simply weren’t engaging with them. His talk will focus on how these failing social connections are contributing to the divide in America today.

In addition to his responsibilities at the Examiner, Carney is also a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the author of three books, most recently Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse. He has published articles at the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, USA Today, the Atlantic, and many other periodicals. He has appeared on Fox News, PBS, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, and EWTN. He is a protege of the late columnist Robert Novak. He and his wife live in the Washington, D.C., area and have six children.

The Center for Constitutional Liberty at Benedictine College provides students and the broader public a chance to immerse themselves in the founding principles and values of a free society through an interconnected series of field work, speakers, public outreach, scholarly effort and leadership development. Carney is the second speaker for the Center, which launched in September.

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is proud to have been named in the Top 10 in the Midwest of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the best private college in Kansas by The Wall Street Journal, and one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.