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Peter Berger
Religion & Other Curiosities
Religion and Modernity
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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.

2017 and Beyond
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The Nation and the Smells of Home

Nationalism and populism may overlap, but they are not identical.

1917
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The Marx Memorial Library

Nearly one hundred years after the Russian Revolution, what’s left of Marxism?

2017
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Religion, Class, and the Evangelical Vote

A hypothesis: Evangelicals who voted for Trump fall into two groups—those who are primarily motivated by the moral positions of their faith, and those who bitterly resent the contempt shown them by elites.

Catholicism
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The Jesuit Paradox

Defenders against the enemies of the Church have to get close to those enemies to understand them. This poses a problem.

Christianity Today
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Is The World Becoming Protestant?

Protestantism has an affinity with modernity, giving it considerable reach in today’s age.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
representation

The real stumbling block to Democratic legislative power.

brave new world

An Australian account of China’s gains doubles as a bleak assessment of Obama’s legacy in the region.

Crude Economics

London is using both carrot and stick to keep offshore oil output up.

Greeks Bearing Debts

Greece’s recurrent crisis is the result of bad Greek and German decisions alike. Only one is in year eight of a depression as a result.

Frack Baby Frack

Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.

WRM Elsewhere

Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

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