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Prothero on Religion & Politics

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Stephen Prothero is one of America’s leading scholars on the relationship between religion and politics. I have long agreed with him that Americans suffer from a religious illiteracy – and other forms of cultural illiteracy, of the kind that invites ideologues to prosper. There is a moral obligation to be intelligent, and this requires anyone really interested in American history to be religiously literate or else they will greatly misunderstand the American story.

Note to Readers

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Most mornings, I post my big blog by 9 a.m. and then post links to other good articles throughout the morning. This morning, however, I have a wave of commitments so I have posted everything - a commentary on nativism and two links - already. Be sure to check back at NCRToday for commentary throughout the day on important issues and breaking news.

Tablet Calls Out Anti-Semitism

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The Tablet, the London-based international Catholic weekly where I have served as U.S. correspondent for a few years now, has a fine editorial this week in which they call out anti-Semitism, and also attitudes that are close to anti-Semitism. Regular readers will know that few things alarm me more than the rise of anti-Semitic attitudes on the left. Hats off to the Tablet for calling it out.

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