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Peter Berger
Religion & Other Curiosities
Culture War
Is Sexual Liberation a Project of the Left?

The question is difficult to answer. Both the children of “Woodstock nation” and their foes have changed over the decades.

Liberal Democracy
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Does Islam Belong?

The question is not whether Islam belongs in Europe or the United States, but how.

2017 and Beyond
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The Nation and the Smells of Home

Nationalism and populism may overlap, but they are not identical.

1917
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The Marx Memorial Library

Nearly one hundred years after the Russian Revolution, what’s left of Marxism?

2017
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Religion, Class, and the Evangelical Vote

A hypothesis: Evangelicals who voted for Trump fall into two groups—those who are primarily motivated by the moral positions of their faith, and those who bitterly resent the contempt shown them by elites.

Catholicism
Peter Paul Rubens, St. Ignatius of Loyola
The Jesuit Paradox

Defenders against the enemies of the Church have to get close to those enemies to understand them. This poses a problem.

Christianity Today
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Is The World Becoming Protestant?

Protestantism has an affinity with modernity, giving it considerable reach in today’s age.

Christianity Then and Now
Celebrating the Reformation?

The legacy of the Protestant Reformation, nearly 500 years after it all began.

Spiritual Vagabonds
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Whirling Dervishes on the Upper West Side?

While there have been Jewish, Christian, and Muslim mystics, the guardians of monotheistic orthodoxy have always had a problem with mysticism.

Hillary vs. Donald
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Choosing Wisely

On whom will we bestow the grand title of the lesser evil?

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Turkey’s "NINO" Status

The days when NATO could command the loyalty of its members, necessitating that they handle disputes with co-parties discreetly, are long past.

Frack Baby Frack

We’re heading into uncharted waters, thanks to shale.

the family and the state

A U.K. death panel has forced parents to abandon hope for their baby’s life.

Game of Thrones

A Chinese spokesperson called for an end to joint drilling operations between Spain’s Repsol and Vietnam.

Pop!

Chinese consumers have more money than ever, and they still want to buy more real estate.

Shale 2.0

The industry is hurting from equipment and personnel shortages.

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