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Religion & Other Curiosities
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.

Class in America
Virtue and Vice in Indiana

A pizza shop, a national uproar, and the emergence of a new class configuration.

Religion & Other Curiosities
Icons at the State Hermitage Museum in Russia.
Desecularization

A look at India, Israel, Algeria, Russia and China shows just how secularization and desecularization have worked in tandem through the years.

Survey Says
The “Nones” and the “Buts”

The use of the category of “Nones” in surveys pertaining to religion should be replaced with “Buts”—that is a category for those who will say something like “I am Catholic, but…” The results of such surveys would be much more enlightening.

Religion & Other Curiosities
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Ominous Interruptions

The sacred is both fascinating and terrifying: Humans are both drawn to it and impelled to flee from it.

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.

...& Other Curiosities
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!

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Reforming Delivery

A push towards giving nurse practitioners more autonomy is sweeping the nation, despite attempts by doctors’ groups to stop it.

Liberal Blues

A new Gallup poll shows record numbers of Americans identifying as socially liberal, but for the elite left it may all be downhill from here on.

A High-Stakes Game of Chicken

Some analysts see OPEC inaction achieving the Saudi goal of squeezing out U.S. shale, but longer-term petrostates are in trouble.

Delay Tactics

Moscow refuses to say when it will deliver strategically significant S-300 anti-aircraft missiles it has promised to Iran. The postponement may be a nod to Russia’s oft-forgotten relationship with Israel.

Local Blues

Stymied by gridlock at the federal level, progressives are increasingly turning to municipal governments to push their agenda.

Yet Another Kick To Malthus

Scientists have discovered how to make super-fruit. Thomas Malthus is rolling over in his grave.

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