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Peter Berger
Religion & Other Curiosities
Hillary vs. Donald
Choosing Wisely

On whom will we bestow the grand title of the lesser evil?

Religion & Other Curiosities
Holy Cows, Blasphemy, and Monotheism

Comparing and contrasting different cases of “religionization” or “desecularization” yields striking parallels.

Religion and Modernity
The Canonization of Mother Teresa

For most religious people today modernity and religion relate to each other not as either/or but as both/and.

Religion & Other Curiosities
Can Atheists Be Good People?

Yes. Understanding why this is true sheds light on one important formula of peace in a pluralist society.

American Religion
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Holy Communion and Church Picnics

Informal sociability across class lines is very difficult.

New World Disorder
Erupting Nationalisms

If people define a nation as real, it is real in its consequences.

Order and Progress
Olympic Games—Sacred and Profane

Are the Olympic Games a kind of international quasi-religion?

The Next President
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Is Religious Freedom in the National Interest?

One would think so if one looks at its place in official Washington.

Eternal Polygamy and Lifetime Employment

When heaven isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Priests vs. Prophets
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Of Catholics and Charisms

You can only contain charisma for so long, but it’s very quickly routinized.

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brave new world

We need to carefully think through a lot of our assumptions about gender roles, and build kinds of educational and social systems to help our boys succeed.

Theft in Broad Daylight

This is not your everyday bank failure in Russia.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As he heads to Japan, Duterte is once again denouncing U.S. military involvement in the Pacific. Can Tokyo push back?

The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

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