The Theopolis Institute hosted a conversation about nationalism and integralism. The latter advocates a society in which the Roman Catholic Church is politically paramount.
Austrian Cistercian monk Pater Edmund Waldstein argued for imperial integralism, recalling the Habsburg Empire. First Things Editor Rusty Reno argued for nationalism with a modified integralism. I argued for American democracy in which all persons have legal equality and no ecclesial structure is privileged.
Here’s my response.