After traveling through Europe in 1947—including to Scotland, Amsterdam, and Switzerland—Reinhold Niebuhr wrote some reflections, including on state churches, the Truman Doctrine, Christian political parties, and more.
In late winter and early spring 1947, Reinhold Niebuhr visited Europe and wrote short editorials for Christianity and Crisis as he traveled. In the following correspondences, the first coming from Scotland and the second coming from somewhere in the United Kingdom, he offers brief reflections on different current events.
If Boris Johnson responds successfully not only to English populism and Brexit but also Scottish nationalism, he would arguably become one of the great prime ministers of British history. Is he the right figure for the task?
The British general election on Thursday, December 12 was a triumph for Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party. Yet the election leaves in its wake troubling questions about the cohesion of Britain today.
War and hatred should never be conflated, but it is easy for the two to become one when fighting immoral adversaries, such as the Islamic State or the Axis Powers. In this article, originally published on December 14, 1942, Christianity and Crisis editor Henry Smith Leiper refers to the latter.