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Political Economy & The State
Big Bills

How Western central bankers and Treasury Secretaries cater to illicit drug syndicates, money-launderers, racketeers, and kleptocrats.

What’s God Got to Do with Religion?

A believer and an atheist seek out their antitheses. Do they meet somewhere in the middle, or pass in the murk of half-baked pseudo-syntheses?

Great Wars and Great Peaces
A World Reimagined

Why 1814 should tell us more than 1914 about 2014.

Gilding the Small Screen

Is television the new cinema? Just asking the question that way misses the point of both media.

Gospel Truths

Mainline Protestantism didn’t secularize itself via the Social Gospel and become weaker as a religion; it became a new religion—and a powerful one, too.

The Un-Tied Kingdom
Britain’s Shrinking Executive

Britain is leaping head first into the juridicalization of its politics. It will regret it.

Homo Americanus
Irish I’s

All hell breaks loose, contemplatively speaking, when a retired prof goes looking for her great-grandmother in order to find herself.

Political Economy & The State
The Twin Insurgency

The postmodern state is under siege from plutocrats and criminals who unknowingly compound each other’s insidiousness.

The Electric Coachman

Two recent archival releases strengthen the case that Jimi Hendrix was more like Bach than he was like The Beatles.

The Un-Tied Kingdom
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Great Scot! The Madness of Late-Stage Nationalism

Alex Salmond wants to lead Scotland into independence on September 18—or does he?

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TAI elsewhere

Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

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