Acton Institute Powerblog

What if Davos Man got baptized?

The World Economic Forum is taking place this week in Davos, Switzerland. The meetings are dominated by a class of individual that the late Samuel Huntington named “Davos Man”: cosmopolitan, secular, and having self-consciously purged every hint of such parochial ties as tradition or particularity. Davos Man meets annually to frolic in Alpine splendor, and engage in supranational statism, with other Davos Men.

“Imagine that instead of a global gathering of elites and celebrities, the World Economic Forum tried to see the challenges facing the world through the lens of faith and the Judeo-Christian ethic that has guided the West to its current status of wealth and power,” writes Jon Miltimore, the senior editor of Intellectual Takeout, in a new essay at Acton’s Religion & Liberty Transtatlantic website. “What might a Christian Davos look like? Would such an event even be possible?”

Read Jon Miltimore’s full essay here.

Rev. Ben Johnson

Rev. Ben Johnson (@therightswriter) is an Eastern Orthodox priest and served as Executive Editor of the Acton Institute (2016-2021), editing Religion & Liberty, the Powerblog, and its transatlantic website. He has extensively researched the Alt-Right. Previously, he worked for LifeSiteNews and FrontPageMag.com, where he wrote three books including Party of Defeat (with David Horowitz, 2008). His work has appeared at DailyWire.com, National Review, The American Spectator, The Guardian, Daily Caller, National Catholic Register, Spectator USA, FEE Online, RealClear Policy, The Blaze, The Stream, American Greatness, Aleteia, Providence Magazine, Charisma, Jewish World Review, Human Events, Intellectual Takeout, CatholicVote.org, Issues & Insights, The Conservative, Rare.us, and The American Orthodox Institute. His personal websites are therightswriter.com and RevBenJohnson.com. His views are his own.