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Religion & Other Curiosities
Thoughts From Vienna
In the Vortex of the Migration Crisis

Contrasting the late Austro-Hungarian legacy of pluralism with Europe amid the migrant crisis.

Religion & Other Curiosities
Have Secularists Won the Culture War?

A set of recommendations on a strategic platform for those not ready to worship at the shrine of progressive ideology.

Religion & Other Curiosities
Pope Francis Drops the Other Shoe

Amoris Laetitia is a splendid, even poetic invocation of the human wonder of family life, of the love of spouses, and between parents and children.

Religion & Other Curiosities
Suits, Slobs, and the New Class System

A new caste has emerged in America, constituting an elite that spans the divide between the two parties. The two party establishments resemble each other much more than their respective non-elite bases.

Religion and Other Curiosities
Who Is an Evangelical?

There can be no doubt that the Evangelical community is an important factor on the religious landscape of the United States. But how should we define it?

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Darkness and Light at Idomeni

In a time of crisis, quite a few people suddenly and surprisingly perform admirable acts of compassion, often at considerable cost and risk to themselves.

Religion & Other Curiosities
The Texas Board of Education and the Whispers of the Universe

There is a curious resemblance between the fundamentalists of both the Protestant and “New Atheist” varieties.

The Obama Doctrine: Responses
Dilemmas of Power

A great power cannot retain credibility if it first speaks like Churchill then acts like Chamberlain.

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Did the Pope Have a Girlfriend?

Two recent news stories point to a possible way the Catholic Church might solve the problem of too few priests.

Academia
Victims and Victimologists

Every modern revolutionary movement has sought to change the language. Campus liberals are hardly the first.

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The New European Politics

Europe’s center-left has perfected the trick of making voters choose between them and right-wing populists. Spanish PM tries to flip playbook.

It's the ethnicity stupid...

Journalists and international officials keep insisting that the conflicts is about politics, not ethnicity. But in Burundi, much of politics is ethnic.

Game of Thrones à la Modi

This has the potential to become a strategic nightmare for Pakistan.

A World Without America

Governments are sensing that the United States might not be committed to policing world order as it has since the end of the World War Two.

Transatlantic Fracking

The UK just issued its first permit for exploratory shale drilling in five years.

Energy Abundance

Bargain oil prices may be slowing the shale boom, but nothing’s going bust just yet—far from it.

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