Church and the Russian University. Fundamentalism as a result of secularization, not an expression of tradition. “Shifting Politics in the World’s Newest Nation.” “How Ethiopia’s Adoption Industry Dupes Families and Bullies Activists.” Thanks to a lingering hatred for Communism… The most significant Chinese political event of 2011. Getting arms around the cult of Kim Jong Il. Continue Reading →
Where it’s due: A giant cheer to our fellow traveler Meera Subramanian (Killing the Buddha) for having her “India’s Vanishing Vultures” (VQR, Spring 2011) named as one of the best long form articles of the year.
Hitch Heaven: Ross Douthat, the super smarmy New York Times op-ed columnist known for giving women and fantasists the creeps, condescends to know Christopher Hitchen’s cold dead heart. Continue Reading →
06 October 2005 Todd Smilovitz: It’s nice that North Korea is allowing a Buddhist temple to be restored, butLos Angeles Times reporter Barbara Demick plays right into Kim Jong Il’s hands in Continue Reading →