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Religion & Other Curiosities
Religion in America
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Donald Trump and the Perils of Charisma

Claiming a religious identity in America is still politically useful.

The State of the Church
Reenactment of 16th century military drills by the Knights. (Wikimedia)
The Knights of Malta Versus Pope Francis I

Conservative opponents are challenging the Pope over the sovereignty of an old and storied order.

Religious Freedom
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From Mormon Polygamy to the LGBT Community

Americans were sexually innovative long before the ’60s—just consider the Mormons.

Liberalism
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Thinking about Islamic Modesty on Martin Luther King Day

There is an old European culture that may be a resource for dialogue about Islamic modesty: the cult of chivalry.

Religion and Atheism
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The Anatomy of the Gruesome

What are the minimal experiences that lead one to suspect there may be something to religion after all?

Religion and Modernity
A Mesoamerican temple pyramid in Mexico (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
A Jewish Take on Pluralism

In an honest dialogue between religions, does one sometimes have to say “no”?

Disenchantment
The Exorcist and the Electrician

The exodus from the ”enchanted garden” of medieval Catholicism was an important factor in the genesis of modernity.

Post-Factual Age
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Disputed Burial Grounds in North Dakota

Recently, both political camps have been lustily promoting fantasies.

Culture War
Is Sexual Liberation a Project of the Left?

The question is difficult to answer. Both the children of “Woodstock nation” and their foes have changed over the decades.

Liberal Democracy
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Does Islam Belong?

The question is not whether Islam belongs in Europe or the United States, but how.

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Frack Baby Frack

A newly energized shale industry is once again pushing U.S. oil production near the 9 million barrels per day mark.

governance

… covered very differently by the New York Times.

MSM watch

The purpose of a pension fund is to invest money and turn a profit for pensioners, right?

Higher Education Watch

GOP legislators are beclowning themselves by proposing utterly unworkable solutions that infringe on academic freedom and in any case would make things far worse.

Asia's Game of Thrones

On behalf of ASEAN, the Philippines has issued a rare expression of unanimous concern over China’s actions in the South China Sea.

Climate Obsession

The Gray Lady sees the climate change bogeyman behind every closet door. In the case of Mexico City, it’s a profoundly shoddy diagnosis.

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