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Peter Berger
Religion & Other Curiosities
Islam and Democracy
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Is Turkey the Key?

Despite recent authoritarian backsliding, could Turkey supply the prototype for a successful synthesis of Islam and democracy?

A Transgender Age
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Warriors and Nurses

In our “transgender” world, some women want to be warriors, others are content to perform the traditional role of gentle care-givers.

Anniversaries
Martin Luther before the Diet of Worms.
500 Years of Protestantism

There can be little doubt about Luther’s stature as an agent of historic change, whether intentional of not. To say this is not necessarily an act of homage.

Caution
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The Rainbow Flag Flutters over the U.S. Supreme Court—Now What?

The LGBT movement has been a step forward in the realization of the American democratic experiment. Why then my reluctance to participate in the ongoing victory party?

The Green Pope
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The Fisherman’s Other Shoe Has Dropped

Francis’ prescriptions on the environment are fanciful at best, and represent the latest Vatican lurch to the Left.

The First Amendment
Religion in a Plain Brown Envelope

American progressives want religion to be a pursuit that people engage in privately—rather like pornography.

An Obituary

Brigitte Berger, 1928 – 2015

The Francis Era
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A Poor Church for the Poor?

The left likes to look for the “root causes of poverty”. A better project would be looking for “the root causes of wealth”. It would be helpful if Catholic social teaching supported this project.

Religion & Other Curiosities
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Are Evangelicals Winning the World?

Why are parts of Germany formerly under the enforced secularism of the Communist party rediscovering charismatic religion?

100 Years
The Armenian Genocide and Its Deniers

The 100th year anniversary of one of the great crimes of the 20th century provides a moment to reflect.

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Kleptocracy of dunces

It’s a bad sign for the Russian economy, and a bad development for average Russians, who have to pony up for bribes whenever they deal with officialdom.

Internet Age

There are millions of new jobs out there waiting to be invented.

Selling the Nuke Deal

France’s National Security Advisor rebuts Obama Admin talking point. The Iran deal is taking water—and 60 days is a long time to be leaking, even if you’re bailing.

socialist paradise

As President Nicolas Maduro’s approval ratings remain low in the run-up to Venezuela’s December elections, the leader is invoking two of his favorite excuses for his country’s economic woes: private sector greed and international saboteurs.

Deterrence?

But German businesses are complaining about how they are bearing the brunt of an ultimately very porous regime.

Blue Model Blues

The blue model meltdown is bigger and in its way more toxic than anything that happened at Chernobyl. Reporters and voters should be asking candidates what they plan to do about it.

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