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Fear of a Black Planet

Fear of a Black Planet

MRB September 28, 2017 0

On the Unbroken Tradition of White Supremacy in American Politics: A Review of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ We Were Eight Years in Power I’m blacker than midnight on Broadway and Myrtle Hip-Hop past all your tall social hurdles

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MRBlog | America’s Religion Problem

MRBlog | America’s Religion Problem

Thomas J. Whitley January 4, 2017 0

  By Thomas J. Whitley Emma Green’s interview of Michael Wear, the former director of Barack Obama’s faith-outreach efforts, for The Atlantic has many up in arms. Wear is, as Green put it, a “theologically

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The Literary Politics of the Christian Left – by Christopher Douglas

The Literary Politics of the Christian Left – by Christopher Douglas

Christopher Douglas August 29, 2016 0

If we want to think about the literary politics of American religion, we might imagine an informal Christian Right alliance between George W. Bush, whose presidency was the apex (so far) of the Christian

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Impolite Conversation #13: Using the Bible in Political Debate

Impolite Conversation #13: Using the Bible in Political Debate

Impolite Conversation July 5, 2016 0

In this month’s episode we talk with Frances Flannery, co-editor of the forthcoming book, The Bible in Political Debate: What Does It Really Say?, about how politicians use the Bible and how biblical scholars

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Wall Street Goes to War: Hardhat Politics and the Culture War of Everything since the 1960s – L. Benjamin Rolsky

Wall Street Goes to War: Hardhat Politics and the Culture War of Everything since the 1960s – L. Benjamin Rolsky

L. Benjamin Rolsky February 29, 2016 0

L. Benjamin Rolsky on Stephen Prothero’s Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When they Lose Elections) On the morning of May 8, 1970, several hundred high school and college students began organizing along

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MRBlog | Christian First, American Second: On Prioritizing (and Performing) Presidential Identities

MRBlog | Christian First, American Second: On Prioritizing (and Performing) Presidential Identities

Thomas J. Whitley January 26, 2016 2

By Thomas J. Whitley Back in September 2015 presidential candidate Ben Carson said that for a Muslim to be president “you have to reject the tenets of Islam.” He had taken quite a bit

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MRBlog | The Genius of Pope Francis’ Subtle Rhetoric

MRBlog | The Genius of Pope Francis’ Subtle Rhetoric

Thomas J. Whitley September 25, 2015 0

By Thomas J. Whitley Much has been made of Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. In a supposedly increasingly secular age, it has been a media event largely without parallel, rivaled only perhaps by

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MRBlog | Rand Paul is Running for President (And Against Radical Islam)

MRBlog | Rand Paul is Running for President (And Against Radical Islam)

Thomas J. Whitley April 7, 2015 0

  By Thomas J. Whitley Rand Paul, Republican senator from Kentucky, announced today that he is running for the President of the United States. Paul becomes the second Republican candidate to officially announce a

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MRB Radio #13: Randall Balmer

MRB Radio #13: Randall Balmer

Arthur Remillard June 24, 2014 0

Art Remillard talks with Randall Balmer about his new book, Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter. Balmer is the Mandel Family Professor in the Arts and Sciences at Dartmouth College, and author of more

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