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Peter Berger
Religion & Other Curiosities
Islam and Democracy
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Is Turkey the Key?

Despite recent authoritarian backsliding, could Turkey supply the prototype for a successful synthesis of Islam and democracy?

A Transgender Age
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Warriors and Nurses

In our “transgender” world, some women want to be warriors, others are content to perform the traditional role of gentle care-givers.

Anniversaries
Martin Luther before the Diet of Worms.
500 Years of Protestantism

There can be little doubt about Luther’s stature as an agent of historic change, whether intentional of not. To say this is not necessarily an act of homage.

Caution
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The Rainbow Flag Flutters over the U.S. Supreme Court—Now What?

The LGBT movement has been a step forward in the realization of the American democratic experiment. Why then my reluctance to participate in the ongoing victory party?

The Green Pope
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The Fisherman’s Other Shoe Has Dropped

Francis’ prescriptions on the environment are fanciful at best, and represent the latest Vatican lurch to the Left.

The First Amendment
Religion in a Plain Brown Envelope

American progressives want religion to be a pursuit that people engage in privately—rather like pornography.

An Obituary

Brigitte Berger, 1928 – 2015

The Francis Era
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A Poor Church for the Poor?

The left likes to look for the “root causes of poverty”. A better project would be looking for “the root causes of wealth”. It would be helpful if Catholic social teaching supported this project.

Religion & Other Curiosities
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Are Evangelicals Winning the World?

Why are parts of Germany formerly under the enforced secularism of the Communist party rediscovering charismatic religion?

100 Years
The Armenian Genocide and Its Deniers

The 100th year anniversary of one of the great crimes of the 20th century provides a moment to reflect.

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Job Openings

If you think you have what it takes, or if you know somebody who does, here’s how to apply.

ACA Fail Fractal

The so-called “health care slowdown” has long been one of the key talking points for Affordable Care Act supporters. But the slowdown has now sped back up.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Over a hundred Chinese ships took part in the exercises, which saw missiles flying over the hotly disputed waters.

The Endgame in Syria

The Administration rules out no fly zone with Turkey and much else—while still wanting the same result.

Peak Blue

The party of Truman and Roosevelt cannot be resurrected in the foreseeable future. The economic model that existed in the New Deal era, and that the New Deal political coalition relied upon, is deteriorating.

Puerto Rico Blues

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew tells Congress no federal bailout for Puerto Rico is in the offing, but urges it to grant the commonwealth access to federal bankruptcy courts instead.

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