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October 6, 2014
Warning: if you open the links mentioned in the “Sources” section at the end of this column, your agenda of other things to read may well be left behind.
October 2, 2014
The group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant or simply the Islamic State (ISIL, ISIS, or IS) has attracted much attention in the past few months with its dramatic military gains in Syria and Iraq a
September 29, 2014
More than a half century ago, historian Daniel J. Boorstin—a Ph.D. dissertation-adviser of mine—taught us to distinguish between events and pseudo-events.
September 25, 2014
NOTE: This article seeks to present readers with the vision of the world as seen through the eyes of Islamic State fighters and their wider Muslim audiences, a perspective redolent with religious sym
September 22, 2014
“Resident Aliens” is a coinage that became the book title, Resident Aliens, by the never-dull duo Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon.
September 18, 2014
This past summer, as I waited for my plane in Tegucigalpa, I browsed one of the airport’s many gift shops looking for something for my 14-year-old son and found, among the soccer jerseys and dried toads, a bright orange
September 15, 2014
“Hillsong.” Never heard of Hillsong, the Australian Pentecostal megachurch? Readers of the New York Times have no excuse to be in the dark, thanks to the (Sept.
September 11, 2014
Like many people who were old enough to understand what was happening, I can recall exactly where I was and what I was doing when news reached me of the events in New York City on September 11, 2001.    
September 8, 2014
Smart-crack responses will not get one very far.
September 4, 2014
When Pope Francis visited South Korea in mid-August, he participated in the Sixth Asian Youth Day, consoled parents of teenagers who had perished in a capsized ferry, expressed solidarity with women who had been forced

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