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Religion and Modernity
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The Canonization of Mother Teresa

For most religious people today modernity and religion relate to each other not as either/or but as both/and.

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Urbanity as a Vortex of Pluralism

The following text is based on a longer paper written for a conference on “The City and Religion” at the University of Darmstadt, Germany, January 2016.

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Exporting the American Culture War

America’s cultural left and right have globalized the battle over questions of sexuality.

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Pilgrims

There is something attractive about a group that calls itself “a community of seekers.” The term nicely fits most of us today.

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Crude Economics

America’s rig count is rising, and it’s only going to climb further after OPEC’s decision to cut output.

Crude Economics

Moscow just promised to cut its oil output, but that promise rings hollow.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China’s seizure of Singapore’s troop carriers is a power move that sends a signal about Beijing’s displeasure with the Lion City.

Burma's Rohingyas

Outrage at Myanmar’s leader for her inaction on the Rohingya demonstrates the continuing failure of human rights activists to understand the world or develop wise strategies for dealing with it.

Looking Ahead

Nancy Pelosi’s re-election at House Minority Leader suggests that even the 2016 disaster has not yet weakened the establishment’s iron grip over Democratic power centers.

The Vapors

The inability of U.S. diplomats to explain Trump and his worldview to their foreign interlocutors is likely to be a more serious problem for American foreign policy than any early flubs by the President-elect.

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