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Religion & Other Curiosities
Class in America
Virtue and Vice in Indiana

A pizza shop, a national uproar, and the emergence of a new class configuration.

Religion & Other Curiosities
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Desecularization

A look at India, Israel, Algeria, Russia and China shows just how secularization and desecularization have worked in tandem through the years.

Survey Says
The “Nones” and the “Buts”

The use of the category of “Nones” in surveys pertaining to religion should be replaced with “Buts”—that is a category for those who will say something like “I am Catholic, but…” The results of such surveys would be much more enlightening.

Religion & Other Curiosities
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Ominous Interruptions

The sacred is both fascinating and terrifying: Humans are both drawn to it and impelled to flee from it.

Culture Wars
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Visualizing

The mental act of looking at something is a critical component of conscience. This perhaps helps us understand why certain front lines in the culture war are shifting and others are not.

Western Fashion
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Victimology and Multiculturalism in the United Kingdom

Two cases illustrate the pull of two waning but still fashionable ideologies.

Beyond Parody
The Chinese Communist Party and Tantric Divination

Some stories are so ridiculous that they are beyond parody. That the Chinese government is so very greatly upset by a remark of the Dalai Lama that he may decide not to be reincarnated is just one such story.

...& Other Curiosities
Supersessionism and All That

Throughout history, movements have sprung up denying the profound discontinuities between Christians and Jews, as well as between Protestants and Catholics.

Compare and Contrast
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Apostasy in Saudi Arabia and Utah

If you are inclined toward apostasy, do it in Utah rather than the Middle East. And thank God for the constitution of the United States!

Immigration and Assimilation
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Many Mestizo Nations

What are the prospects for immigrants assimilating—in Europe as well as in the United States? Perhaps not as bad as you might believe.

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A Development Bidding War

Japan announced that it’s putting $110 billion into its Asian Development Bank. That’s conspicuously more than the $100 billion of capital in China’s AIIB, which has been grabbing headlines recently.

ISIS Crisis

ISIS is on the march, taking yet another strategic location. ISIS’ dream of a Sunni state in the midst of the ruins of Iraq and Syria grows closer by the day

Build Me Up Buttercup

French president Hollande poured cold water over international climate politics in the run-up to December’s historic summit.

America's Asia Policy

In Washington, there’s strong support for America’s firm new stance against China’s attempt to redraw the lines in the South China Sea.

Frack Baby Frack

David Cameron’s new Conservative government is highly motivated to tap the country’s sizable shale reserves. The timing couldn’t be better.

Intergenerational War

Moody’s downgraded Puerto Rico a week after it downgraded Chicago. Illinois, take note: protecting underfunded pension plans means the axe will fall elsewhere.

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