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Church and State
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Behind the Burkini

The overturned ban is not a religious issue, but the symbol of a broader political struggle.

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Hugo Grotius
The Texas State Bar and the Ambiguities of Secularity

People often confuse ‘secularity’ and ‘secularism’. A case in point.

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The Money Factor in the Catholic Communion Battle

For the German Catholic church, there’s more at stake in the debate over communion for the remarried than theology. There’s also money.

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Charlie Hebdo and France’s Irreligious Tradition

Public irreligion in France, from the 16th century to Charlie Hebdo.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
demographic transformation

The millennial urban boom may be coming to a close. This could have major consequences for America’s politics and geography.

No, probably not. But President Trump may have trouble lifting them in the first place.

Delivering on Promises

TPP, NAFTA, and a special deal with the UK: Trump’s first week will be a busy one.

WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.

Infowar

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

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