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Happy Imbolc!

The sacred origins of the now thoroughly secular Groundhog’s Day.

Trump the Authentic

Welcome to the new normal in American politics.

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Old Wisdom, New Applications?

“When knaves fall out, true men come by their goods,” goes the old proverb.

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Lyricism as Poetry in 21st-Century America

Song lyrics as the gateway to an appreciation of poetry.

Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
Political Consequences of the Protestant Reformation, Part III

Modern liberalism’s origins trace not just to Protestant doctrine but also to pragmatic compromise between religious factions.

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Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
Political Consequences of the Protestant Reformation, Part II

Martin Luther and the origins of identity politics.

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Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
Political Consequences of the Protestant Reformation, Part I

Five hundred years on, assessing the impact of the Reformation on the state, identity, and liberalism.

Democracy Square
Welcome to Democracy Square

It is my pleasure to welcome you to this blog about the issues and challenges confronting democracy at home and abroad.

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Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
Social Media and Democracy

The internet and the rise of social media has changed the terms of the free speech debate worldwide—but in the U.S. context, the burden of any move towards control of bad information may have to rest on the platforms themselves.

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0-for-October

The agonies and the ecstasies of long-suffering baseball fans.

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