James M. Patterson

James M. Patterson is visiting professor of political science at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

When asked about Pope Francis’s call to America for a welcoming immigration policy, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) perhaps unwittingly invoked a biblical trope used countless times in American Protestant churches. I call it the “American Nehemiad.”  The book of Nehemiah is political. 
January 19, 2016