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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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Science Provides

A European satellite is helping researchers find geothermal hotspots—an enormous but underutilized green energy source.

Cordon Bleu Model

There’s something fishy about my beef bourguignon…

In Your Face Brinksmanship

Are we looking at the first steps towards a direct shooting war between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

World Refugee Crisis

Stories like this one are catnip for Europe’s nationalist, anti-immigrant parties, and we haven’t seen the last of them—not by far.

Game of Thrones

China’s tactics in the South China Sea have changed lately, but the underlying strategy remains the same.

The Middle East Aflame

The group, thought until recently to be overshadowed by ISIS, is back in the headlines.

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