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Hindu Nationalism Taps Into People's Longing For Tradition: Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Business Standard (India)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tracing the rise of populist nationalism worldwide to the diminution of the community at a time of heightened economic worries, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan says that liberal "open-acess" values are under threat in India from the Hindu nationalist movement which taps into people's desire to anchor themselves to tradition in a context of rapid change.


Victor Davis Hanson: America Searches For Better Angels. Anti-Catholicism Is Part Of The Left’s Tool Kit

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his Hoover Digest article "Where Are Today’s “Better Angels”?"

Analysis and Commentary

The New, New Anti-Semitism

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The old anti-Semitism was mostly, but not exclusively, a tribal prejudice expressed in America up until the mid 20th century most intensely on the right. It manifested itself from the silk-stocking country club and corporation (“gentlemen’s agreement”) to the rawer regions of the Ku Klux Klan’s lunatic fringe.

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Egyptian Christians Celebrate Another Christmas In Fear

quoting Samuel Tadrosvia National Review
Monday, January 7, 2019

As Americans are stripping their Christmas trees of tinsel and ushering in the new year, Coptic Christians in Egypt are celebrating their Christmas today, which falls on January 7 of every year. However, there’s a difference in the aura surrounding Christmas to the Copts: It is celebrated with the shadow of the terrorism they’ve faced in years prior looming over their communities — and especially their churches.

Analysis and Commentary

This Is Not What Vladimir Putin Wanted For Christmas

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Vladimir Putin won’t find many great presents under the Christmas tree this year. Orthodox Christian religious leaders worldwide are weakening an important institution that gave him outsize power and legitimacy.
Analysis and Commentary

Davenport: The Grinch That Ate Christmas

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Thursday, December 20, 2018
It happens every year. People who do not understand the First Amendment of the Constitution launch legal attacks on Christmas.

More On The Free-Exercise Clause And Religious Exemptions

by John Yoo, James C. Phillipsvia National Review
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Despite a pair of recent responses by Ramesh Ponnuru and another by Professor Vincent Philip Muñoz, we continue to view the original understanding of the Constitution’s free-exercise clause to require exemptions to otherwise generally applicable laws except under certain conditions, such as harm to individuals, danger to the public, or the infringement of equal rights. 

In the News

Stossel's Stocking Stuffers

mentioning Thomas Sowellvia Reason
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Holiday season is here. To help your friends or family learn about liberty, why not give them a book?

Analysis and Commentary

Religion And The New Supreme Court

by John Yoo, James C. Phillipsvia National Review
Thursday, November 29, 2018

In the wake of the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, religion will probably present the first test of the new Roberts Court’s commitment to the original meaning of the Bill of Rights. Religion has not become a constitutional battlefield just because conservatives tend to be more religious than liberals (though they are). Religion has not assumed legal importance solely because of the ongoing cultural conflict between traditional and secular visions of our society, either. Religion has taken center stage also because it has become the spiritual and moral refuge from an ever-expanding administrative state.

Analysis and Commentary

Kasich 2020: A Divine Notion?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Bible informs us that John the Baptist preached about the coming kingdom and the need to repent.


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