What's Ressentiment Got to Do with It - Sightings (Martin Marty)
Things are a bit wild out there; not just here in the USA, but around the world. A good word to describe things might be Ressentiment, a French word that describes the rather poisonous feeling out there that is driving people apart. It's reflected in the populism that elected Donald Trump and the forces that led to the Brexit vote, as well as the "elitism" that is expressed in celebrity worship. In this context, Martin Marty offers us a helpful picture of our situation, which might help us navigate things better.