British power, both “hard” and “soft,” helped shape the modern world.
Religion matters—on both sides of the global mass migration.
Claiming a religious identity in America is still politically useful.
Conservative opponents are challenging the Pope over the sovereignty of an old and storied order.
Americans were sexually innovative long before the ’60s—just consider the Mormons.
There is an old European culture that may be a resource for dialogue about Islamic modesty: the cult of chivalry.
What are the minimal experiences that lead one to suspect there may be something to religion after all?
In an honest dialogue between religions, does one sometimes have to say “no”?
The exodus from the ”enchanted garden” of medieval Catholicism was an important factor in the genesis of modernity.
Recently, both political camps have been lustily promoting fantasies.
Polls in Germany show strong support for Merkel and the status quo—but storm clouds loom beyond Sunday’s elections.
The UK’s most important energy resource is on the rebound.
As Myanmar cracks down on the Rohingya and the West wags fingers, Beijing sees an opportunity.
Corn ethanol may be a good fit for China, but it’s still a disastrous policy here in the United States.
As North Korea’s missiles fly over Japan, the debate about Tokyo’s defense posture is heating up.
NATO is alarmed about Moscow’s major military exercises with Belarus—but too much panic could play right into Russia’s hands.