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The Book that Made America: A Review John R. Vile’s The Bible in American Law and Politics
The Book that Made America: A Review John R. Vile’s The Bible in American Law and Politics

The Bible in American Law and Politics: A Reference Guide, by John R. Vile, is a welcomed resource for surveying and exploring the Bible’s contributions to American political and legal cultures.

Looking Back at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Looking Back at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ (UDHR) impact across the globe was beyond what Eleanor Roosevelt and its drafters could have imagined. As we look forward, the human rights agenda is in great need of reform and renewal. Perhaps a return to the spirit of 1948 and the wisdom of its original drafters can provide wisdom for the future.

Harry, Eleanor, and the Dawn of Universal Human Rights
Harry, Eleanor, and the Dawn of Universal Human Rights

In 1946 when the prospects for what would become the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) appeared dim, President Harry Truman appointed Eleanor Roosevelt to a UN committee where she could promote universal human rights.

“The United Nations—Its Challenge to America,” by John Foster Dulles
The United Nations — Its Challenge to America

Published in Christianity and Crisis 75 years ago on March 18, 1946, the speech offers the future Secretary of State Dulles’ insights and recommendations for how the United States should utilize the newly established United Nations. Readers today can learn from how the great statesman saw the world as it dragged itself out of the ruins of a total war.

Baghdeda, Qaraqosh, Al-Hamdaniya: Three Names for One Assyrian City
Baghdeda, Qaraqosh, Al-Hamdaniya: Three Names for One Assyrian City

Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq was the first of its kind in papal history. The remaining Christians in Iraq long anticipated his visit, including to an Assyrian city just 23 miles (37 kilometers) east of Mosul.

Ep. 60 | Churchill’s Speech and the Descending Iron Curtain - Sinews of Peace - Fulton - Westminister College - Cold War
Ep. 60 | Churchill’s Speech and the Descending Iron Curtain

On March 5, 1946—75 years ago—Winston Churchill delivered the “Sinews of Peace” at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. “Special relationship” to describe US-UK relations and “Iron Curtain” both become household terms after the speech, and some point to this moment as the official start to the Cold War.

The Appeal to Heaven and Our New Civil War
The Appeal to Heaven and Our New Revolutionary War

One flag waving over the rioters at the US Capitol, emblazoned with a tree and the slogan “An Appeal to Heaven,” garnered particular attention as a symbol of so-called “Christian nationalism’s” effort to “take America back for God.”

The Return to Liberal Internationalism: A Review of Ikenberry’s A World Safe for Democracy
The Return to Liberal Internationalism: A Review of Ikenberry’s A World Safe for Democracy

In his book “A World Safe for Democracy,” John Ikenberry writes an impassioned defense of liberal internationalism and the international order it helped to create.

Still the American Century
Still the American Century

America remains the world leader. This fact is naïve to reject and realistic to accept. It is the American Century still.

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