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Religion & Other Curiosities
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
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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?

Religion and Modernity
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A Jewish Take on Pluralism

In an honest dialogue between religions, does one sometimes have to say “no”?

Disenchantment
The Exorcist and the Electrician

The exodus from the ”enchanted garden” of medieval Catholicism was an important factor in the genesis of modernity.

Post-Factual Age
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Disputed Burial Grounds in North Dakota

Recently, both political camps have been lustily promoting fantasies.

Culture War
Is Sexual Liberation a Project of the Left?

The question is difficult to answer. Both the children of “Woodstock nation” and their foes have changed over the decades.

Liberal Democracy
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Does Islam Belong?

The question is not whether Islam belongs in Europe or the United States, but how.

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Disunion

Trump voters were right that the nation needs change and that the “best and the brightest” are failing the nation the way they did during the Vietnam War.

Mullah Mismanagement

Many multi-ethnic states have broken down over the past 150 years, and Iran risks going the same way.

Presidents' Day

Presidents’ Day is a holiday about nobody that teaches nothing.

Crude Economics

They’re cutting consumption at home to keep exports up.

Infowar

Europe’s elections may not offer the fertile ground for “fake news” that is commonly assumed.

the trillion dollar question

A massive infrastructure package is high on the administration’s list of priorities, but actually bringing this idea to fruition will be harder than it looks.

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