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Peter Berger
Religion & Other Curiosities
Hillary vs. Donald
Choosing Wisely

On whom will we bestow the grand title of the lesser evil?

Religion & Other Curiosities
Holy Cows, Blasphemy, and Monotheism

Comparing and contrasting different cases of “religionization” or “desecularization” yields striking parallels.

Religion and Modernity
The Canonization of Mother Teresa

For most religious people today modernity and religion relate to each other not as either/or but as both/and.

Religion & Other Curiosities
Can Atheists Be Good People?

Yes. Understanding why this is true sheds light on one important formula of peace in a pluralist society.

American Religion
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Holy Communion and Church Picnics

Informal sociability across class lines is very difficult.

New World Disorder
Erupting Nationalisms

If people define a nation as real, it is real in its consequences.

Order and Progress
Olympic Games—Sacred and Profane

Are the Olympic Games a kind of international quasi-religion?

The Next President
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Is Religious Freedom in the National Interest?

One would think so if one looks at its place in official Washington.

Eternal Polygamy and Lifetime Employment

When heaven isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Priests vs. Prophets
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Of Catholics and Charisms

You can only contain charisma for so long, but it’s very quickly routinized.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

America’s peculiar system for choosing presidents may help avoid post-election chaos.

Third Debate Recap

Trump shortchanges his supposed signature issue to defend man-crush on Putin.

Frozen Ukraine

The latest round of peace talks only mask Europe’s lack of leverage and commitment in Ukraine.

Asia's Game of Thrones

The Philippine president has now definitively cast his lot with China. How will elites in Manila react?

Follow the Money

Why hasn’t the increase in K-12 investment translated into better student outcomes?

Crude Economics

US oil companies are in much better shape than the cartel seems to think.

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