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Religion & Other Curiosities
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.

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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.

Religion a la Modi?
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Religious Freedom and the Gross Domestic Product

Is there a link? The connection is more complicated than you—or Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping—might think.

Cognitive Dissonance
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Snow

As blizzards blanket Boston and there is no sign of Al Gore producing A More Inconvenient Truth, it’s time to look at the cognitive defenses of ideologues.

Leftward Drift?
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Worries About Francis

Pope Francis’ heart and his perception of the world may be more to the Left than I perhaps expected.

Raison d'Etat
Tea With Tyrants

Ruthless national interest as the sole basis of foreign policy is repugnant to the national conscience, and since the United States is a democracy, this conscience must be reckoned with.

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Hail Shale

Shale supplies are boosting U.S. petroleum product exports while reducing our crude imports. Frack, baby, frack!

China's Robot Army

Mexico is gaining on China in auto manufacturing due to its lower labor costs. Will China reverse its fortunes with robots?

The Costs of Green Dreams

The environmental and economic costs of Germany’s decision to shut down its nuclear reactors are growing.

Wealth of nations

India’s Hindu temples have huge stores of gold sitting idle outside the banking system. Modi wants to change that, and it’s rankling important parts of his Hindu base. This is the Modi paradox: religious nationalism and liberal economic reform, and the tension between them.

Don't Cry to Me Argentina

The President tells her people (and the web): “Everything has to do with everything.”

Culture Wars

Chinese scientists are facing a big backlash for an unethical experiment that edited the DNA of embryos—a historical first. The controversy over DNA modification will be one of our biggest debates in coming decades.

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