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Peter Berger
Religion & Other Curiosities
Global Culture
Victims International

America has exported many a cultural influence around the globe, including its victimology.

Broken Vessels
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300 Years of Theodicy

How can God, who is all-powerful, refrain from stopping the suffering of the innocent? The question is perennial.

The New Reality
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Bernie Sanders’s Nightmare

President Trump doesn’t exist in the real world. He only exists in Bernie Sanders’s mind.

When Britannia Ruled
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Thinking about the British Empire

British power, both “hard” and “soft,” helped shape the modern world.

Anthems of Global Migration
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O Canada and Deutschland, Deutschland

Religion matters—on both sides of the global mass migration.

Religion in America
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Donald Trump and the Perils of Charisma

Claiming a religious identity in America is still politically useful.

The State of the Church
Reenactment of 16th century military drills by the Knights. (Wikimedia)
The Knights of Malta Versus Pope Francis I

Conservative opponents are challenging the Pope over the sovereignty of an old and storied order.

Religious Freedom
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From Mormon Polygamy to the LGBT Community

Americans were sexually innovative long before the ’60s—just consider the Mormons.

Liberalism
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Thinking about Islamic Modesty on Martin Luther King Day

There is an old European culture that may be a resource for dialogue about Islamic modesty: the cult of chivalry.

Religion and Atheism
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The Anatomy of the Gruesome

What are the minimal experiences that lead one to suspect there may be something to religion after all?

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
post-blue

Legislators should fundamentally rethink how the government can best encourage retirement planning and saving in a 21st century economy defined by job-hopping and gig work.

Burn Baby Burn

But zealots who want to burn down the whole administrative state have it wrong.

European Disunion

The most serious challenge to the European project is not in the Netherlands or France.

Brexit

A new survey shows that there’s a lot of commonality between “Remain” and “Leave” voters.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Taiwan is taking steps to boost its own naval capabilities, announcing the launch of a new submarine-building program.

Better Business?

Big Blue was a telework pioneer, but it’s abandoning the practice to try and foster innovation.

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