Reinhold Niebuhr

Christian Realism, Islamic Realism 

Is there a version of Islam recognizable to most Muslims that ethically bears resemblance to the principles of Christian Realism? 

Niebuhr and Gandhi: Comparative Religious Realism

Ghandi and Niebuhr both believed in the power of religion to shape societies and history

The Elusive Hunt for Economic Justice

Economic power must not be too concentrated in the government or among a few private citizens

Reinhold Niebuhr’s Vision of the Future

Reinhold Niebuhr’s never-before-published article from 1953 on the future he hoped to live in

George Kennan: Cold War America’s Intellectual-in-Chief

George Kennan was among the greatest American foreign policy minds of the 20th century

Reinhold Niebuhr’s Rejection

By their fruits he shall know them.

Christian Realism vis-à-vis the Liberalism of Fear: Thoughts on Samuel Moyn’s “Liberalism Against Itself”

Herbert Butterfield and Reinhold Niebuhr, the two great 20th-Century Christian Realists, must be essential to a recovery of liberalism

Does Civilization Need Religion?

Reinhold Niebuhr asked the question “Does civilization need religion?” in 1929 and his answer is relevant as ever

In Defense of Cold War Liberalism 

Hard to imagine why Yale University Press would publish Samuel Moyn’s new book when its narrative is so detached from reality