Formal religious adherence is declining, but America’s longtime religious self-identity as a lodestar of democratic responsibility in the world continues unabashed.
Mark TooleyFebruary 28, 2020
I am grateful to Paul D. Miller for his recent review of “Between Babel and Beast.” Some of his criticisms hit home, some miss the mark. I respond to a few.
Peter J. LeithartNovember 12, 2019
We need a theological critique of American nationalism and the way it shapes the American foreign policy. Such a work must be theologically grounded but also historically informed and politically aware. Peter Leithart’s book Between Babel and Beast meets the first criterion but fails on the second.
Paul D. MillerAugust 22, 2019
In Safe Passage, Kori Schake details how transitions in geopolitical power lead to violence, except when the United States slowly and peacefully took over the hegemonic role Great Britain played.
Wilson ShirleyJanuary 30, 2019
Many millennial American Christians hold apathetic views toward patriotism, and even worse, they advocate for a perspective that sees the US as an empire.
Ben PalkaJanuary 8, 2019
Would those Catholics promoting integralism instead of liberalism support a nationalist-isolationist foreign policy, or empire?
Joseph E. CapizziSeptember 6, 2018
Last month Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If—” was scrubbed from a mural at Manchester University because students believed that Kipling stood “for the opposite of liberation, empowerment, and human rights.” But his “The Ballad of East and West” can hardly be racism.
Paul MarshallAugust 7, 2018
The current nationalist fervor could actually be a sign of nation-states’ weakness, a gasp that belies a lack of confidence in it as a form of government that can adequately represent a people and govern them fairly.
Daniel StrandJune 25, 2018
Preoccupation with “empire” by some American Christian elites may be back now that Donald Trump is president.
Mark TooleyMay 24, 2017