Religion & Other Curiosities
The Consolations of Ceremony
Can the recent actions of the Chinese government be explained in terms of Confucian rather than Marxist thought?
What Is Sophistication?
American Jewish humor, born of the ultimate border-crossing culture, has become the comedy of the global elite.
Those of us who think of Islam as one of the great faiths have more than tactical reasons for opposing the idea of war against it.
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.
The Sadness of Princes
Angela Merkel finds herself in a Machiavellian dilemma: caught between moral compulsion and the reasons of state.
America has exported many a cultural influence around the globe, including its victimology.
300 Years of Theodicy
How can God, who is all-powerful, refrain from stopping the suffering of the innocent? The question is perennial.