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May 1, 2017
April 27, 2017
April 24, 2017
A thesis about religion in American public life, which is Sightings’s interest: the “secularization thesis” is helpful when one is explaining change in religious institutions, practices, ideas, and influence.
April 20, 2017
The radical right is increasingly mainstream throughout Europe.
April 17, 2017
Sightings on Mondays cites books, but is not a book-reviewing publication. It does not often revisit previously published columns.
April 13, 2017
Editor's Note: The deaths of David Bowie, Prince, and Leonard Cohen; the awarding of the Nobel Prize to Bob Dylan; the public feud between then-President-elect Trump and the cast and creators of Hamilton; and other recent events have all served to underscore the significance of music in our public life.
April 10, 2017
Thursday the United States observed the centennial of its entry into World War I, a move which, historians like to say, “changed everything.” The nation lost 116,000 troops while nine million lives were lost worldwide.
April 6, 2017
Anthropological Confusion, Epistemological Failure: Mainstream Media and Moderate, Orthodox Christians
A recent article on conservative trolls among the roiling White House press corps in The New Yorker can stand for a general ferment of fear and confusion among the Mainstream Media (MSM) in this era of Trumpian turmoil.
April 3, 2017
Millennials are often accused of whatever particular accusers want to assign to their victims of choice. One charge, among so many others, is that they do not know or care about history.
March 30, 2017
As we continue to wrestle with whether or not President Trump’s now frozen executive order on immigration constitutes a “Muslim ban”—whether in its original or in its revised form—the American public is faced with a
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