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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Daily Feed
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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