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Religion & Other Curiosities
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South Africa Is News Again

The resurgence of democracy in South Africa stirs up memories of the collapse of Apartheid—as seen up close and in person.

Ethics and Politics
The Sadness of Princes

Angela Merkel finds herself in a Machiavellian dilemma: caught between moral compulsion and the reasons of state.

Sex and Secularism
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So What’s With All This Solemnity?

It’s easy to exaggerate the importance of secularism in America, though the values of sexual life have certainly been secularized.

Global Culture
Victims International

America has exported many a cultural influence around the globe, including its victimology.

Broken Vessels
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300 Years of Theodicy

How can God, who is all-powerful, refrain from stopping the suffering of the innocent? The question is perennial.

The New Reality
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Bernie Sanders’s Nightmare

President Trump doesn’t exist in the real world. He only exists in Bernie Sanders’s mind.

When Britannia Ruled
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Thinking about the British Empire

British power, both “hard” and “soft,” helped shape the modern world.

Anthems of Global Migration
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O Canada and Deutschland, Deutschland

Religion matters—on both sides of the global mass migration.

Religion in America
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Donald Trump and the Perils of Charisma

Claiming a religious identity in America is still politically useful.

The State of the Church
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The Knights of Malta Versus Pope Francis I

Conservative opponents are challenging the Pope over the sovereignty of an old and storied order.

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Enviro-Mental

Time to unpack the irony.

Aramco IPO

Beijing is ready to invest in Saudi Aramco.

Venezuela seems headed for a boiling point while Maduro doubles down on Chavismo

Keeping Up With Medvedev

Now that Dmitry Medvedev knows beyond a reasonable doubt that he is being attacked, he will ruthlessly clean house when he gets his hands on the throne. And his enemies know he knows who they are.

Game of Thrones

Japan’s rise, and the reactions it provokes in capitals across the Pacific Rim is one of the key dynamics to watch as the Trump Administration gets its own footing in the region.

Higher Education Watch

The California State Auditor has delivered a damning assessment of the management practices at the single largest university system in the United States.

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