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Walter Russell Mead
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One for All

The Christmas story suggests that we can somehow try to be loyal members of our nations, our families, our tribes—and also to reach out to the broader human community of which we are also a part.

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Meaning in 3-D

That little baby lying so cutely in the manger is the biggest trouble maker in world history, and the shocking claims that Christianity makes about who He is and what He means irritate and antagonize people all over the world.

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Personal Meaning

Theists and atheists are different. While both groups think life means something, they understand that meaning in different ways.

After Obama
The Great Unraveling

The past 25 years of world politics have rested on a series of polite fictions, agreed conventions and hypocritical pretenses. These were are all very comforting ideas, but sadly none of them are true.

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The Meaning of Christmas

Why do Christians and so many other people believe in an invisible Ruler and Creator of the universe—and then how does the Christian idea of God differ from the others?

Islamism in Indonesia
Hardline Islamists Gain Ground in Indonesia

For many years, the world’s most populous Muslim nation has resisted the siren call of fanaticism. That increasingly appears to be changing.

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On Venus, Have We Got a Rabbi!

A Hanukkah present to the world from Tablet.

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The Hinge of Fate

Today is Holy Innocents’ Day. Right at the beginning of His life on earth, Jesus was at the place where hope and death meet.

Eternal Return
The Pretense of the Peace Process

For more than 100 years, the political incompetence of Palestinian leadership and the unorganized, fractured state of Palestinian society have been the secret weapon of the Zionist movement; that remains the case today.

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Born of a WHAT???

The specifically Christian idea of the Virgin Birth is one of the most controversial and confusing theological concepts around, and a Yuletide blog that didn’t take on the topic wouldn’t be doing its job.

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To Russia With Love

Standing beside Putin in Moscow, Moldova’s newly elected president rebuked the EU and gave fresh proof of his intention to pivot toward Russia.

TAI elsewhere

Our own Josef Joffe takes stock of the President-elect’s recent interviews and the likely implications of Trumpist policy on Europe and the world.

sex on campus

How the Trump administration could shake up the campus sex wars.

France 2017

Le Pen’s description of the Euro as a “knife in the ribs” forcing countries to go where their people don’t want to go is sadly accurate.

Petropredictions

…potentially at its own peril.

Rebuilding America

If the GOP can strike the right balance, Americans will be surprised by how well public-private partnerships can work.

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