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Weekly Roundup
Explaining Putin, Christianity in a Time of Pluralism, and Choosing Nuclear Over Green

Happy Easter to all of our readers who are celebrating today. Here are a few of our most popular essays, short and long, you might have missed this past week:

More Russian Myth-Busting, care of Lilia Shevtsova. When it comes to explaining Russia’s Ukrainian adventurism, the West has attempted to hide behind a wall of myths and hope its problems will just go away.

Think beyond the current crisis. Andrew Michta reminds us that while a certain amount of reactive policy was unavoidable given how surprised most Western policymakers by Ukraine, it’s now time to thinking a few steps ahead—about a proper Transatlantic framework.

This also means thinking beyond just NATO, Walter Russell Mead reminds us. Working with Europe means getting involved on many more dimensions than just the military.

What is Christianity all about? Peter Berger counsels that the demands modernity makes on our faith are ultimately healthy. Reflecting on our core convictions makes us stronger.

The ACA might be threatening concierge medicine. This is what happens when a bloated bureaucratic solution cements the worst aspects of our current system into place.

Proof that when forced to choose, people choose a healthy economy over green goals: Japan is re-introducing nuclear energy into its mix, despite its recent traumas. Not using nuclear was just too expensive. Germans, take note.

Is the pillory making a comeback in the United States? Probably not. And too bad that it’s not. Public shaming is a more humane (and perhaps more effective) mode of social discipline than the grotesque penal system we’ve erected.

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