In the hands of coercive power, the Bible is a weapon.
When we talk about the immigration rate, we're really talking about our most fundamental fears and beliefs.
We thought we had a good plan, but the lawyer said it might not work.
As leaves fall from the trees, Ali Smith helps us fall into the dreams and fears of her characters.
Love is always vulnerable and yet will never be trumped.
Susan Faludi’s memoir reveals the deep complexity of her father’s many identities.
American Christianity has faced theological-political crises before. Repeatedly, visions of what is possible for the nation have fallen short of reality. In the past, periods of change pushed faithful people to reconsider what they believed, not only about the nation but also about the meaning of God’s call to justice. In each critical moment, for good or ill, Americans altered their religious views, and the horizon of what was possible expanded or contracted. In revolutionary America, disunity resulted from debates over whether faith required obedience to the king or a revolt.
In Concussion, Dr. Bennet Omalu is a Nigerian immigrant and an outsider. This status is complicated by competing ideas of what America is.
U.S. immigration policy has long used the imposition of trauma and the dynamics of fear as weapons.
Shortly after the terrorist attacks in Paris in mid-November, Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz set off a flurry of controversy when he announced that he believed the federal government should bar Muslim refugees fleeing violence and civil war in Syria from resettling in the United States. He stated on Fox News, “on the other hand, Christians who are being targeted for genocide, for persecution, Christians who are being beheaded or crucified, we should be providing safe haven to them.” After President Obama described these sentiments as “shameful” and “un-American,” Cruz doubled down.