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Clifford Orwin
Onward Christian Salesmen

Is the global religious revival advancing modernity, or hindering it?

The Theotropic Instinct

The temptation to mix religion and politics springs eternal.

Return of the Natives

Kwame Anthony Appiah wrestles with “cosmopolitanism”, but it escapes him.

The Gloryland Chorus

Robert Wuthnow worries that America's traditional "live and let live" approach to religious diversity isn't good enough. He seeks a more engaged pluralism, but his own analysis suggests he's not likely to get it.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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