Peter Berger
Religion & Other Curiosities
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.

Religious Freedom
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From Mormon Polygamy to the LGBT Community

Americans were sexually innovative long before the ’60s—just consider the Mormons.

Liberalism
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Thinking about Islamic Modesty on Martin Luther King Day

There is an old European culture that may be a resource for dialogue about Islamic modesty: the cult of chivalry.

Religion and Atheism
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The Anatomy of the Gruesome

What are the minimal experiences that lead one to suspect there may be something to religion after all?

Religion and Modernity
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A Jewish Take on Pluralism

In an honest dialogue between religions, does one sometimes have to say “no”?

Disenchantment
The Exorcist and the Electrician

The exodus from the ”enchanted garden” of medieval Catholicism was an important factor in the genesis of modernity.

Post-Factual Age
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Disputed Burial Grounds in North Dakota

Recently, both political camps have been lustily promoting fantasies.

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Hugging the News Cycle
German Election Watch

Polls in Germany show strong support for Merkel and the status quo—but storm clouds loom beyond Sunday’s elections.

Crude Economics

The UK’s most important energy resource is on the rebound.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As Myanmar cracks down on the Rohingya and the West wags fingers, Beijing sees an opportunity.

The Ethanol Expansion

Corn ethanol may be a good fit for China, but it’s still a disastrous policy here in the United States.

Land of the Rising Gun

As North Korea’s missiles fly over Japan, the debate about Tokyo’s defense posture is heating up.

Russia and the West

NATO is alarmed about Moscow’s major military exercises with Belarus—but too much panic could play right into Russia’s hands.

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