Articles tagged with religion

Nicky Nodjoumi Helena Anrather New York Times Sketchbooks
Nicky Nodjoumi Daniel Penny

Nicky Nodjoumi is one of Iran’s greatest artists, but his politics have kept him in exile since 1980.

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Liz Theoharis

The Trump administration’s sanctions against Iran and cuts to SNAP benefits are two sides of the same war that the rich are waging against the global poor.

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Peter Coviello

Two recent books about Mormon women highlight the success of the church in redefining itself as a modern liberal religion. But to become that, the Latter-day Saints dramatically reworked both their theology and history.

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James G. Chappel

Capitalism hasn’t disenchanted the world, a new book argues. Like a bad lover, it beguiles us into spiritual desolation—and only the most utopian politics will break its spell.

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Udi Greenberg

The political philosophy embraced by Germany’s leading party helped reunite Europe after World War II. Can it guide us safely away from today’s populism—or did it cause it?

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Kim Phillips-Fein

Oil’s grip on U.S. society is as much religious as economic, a new history shows.

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Ben Goossen

Ingrid Rimland was a pioneering voice of the neo-Nazi Internet. She was also raised Mennonite, a peaceful religion with a long history of celebrating white “ethnic” identity.

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James G. Chappel

In a new book, philosopher Martin Hägglund argues that only atheists are truly committed to improving our world. But people of faith and socialists have more in common than he thinks.

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Garrett Felber

Our understanding of Malcolm X is inextricably linked to his autobiography, but newly discovered materials force us to reexamine his legacy. 

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David R. K. Adler

But it is increasingly difficult to question Israel’s policies without accusations of anti-Semitism.