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Religion in America
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Gloomy and Cheerful Evangelicals

The Evangelical ritual of judgment, repentance, and forgiveness dominates the American moral imagination.

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Why Pick on Middlebury?

Millions of students graduate from college each year, fretting more about jobs than politics. So why is Middlebury treated as a microcosm of American higher education?

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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.

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WRM Elsewhere

WRM speaks on the theological underpinnings of American foreign policy.

Policy Shop

The Administration should hold the line on eliminating state and local tax deduction.

Feeding the Future

A wary Chinese public is rejecting GM crops.

Higher Education Watch

University administrations have leaned too far over their skis in an effort to win more guilty findings.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Don’t expect a tough line on Beijing to come out of this year’s summit.

Gazproblems

Warsaw just purchased its first cargoes of American LNG.

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