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‘No-Go’ Zones

European ‘No-Go’ Zones for Non-Muslims Proliferating “Occupation Without Tanks or Soldiers” by Soeren Kern. Islamic extremists are stepping up the creation of “no-go” areas in European cities that are off-limits to non-Muslims. Many of the “no-go” zones function as microstates […]


The Two-Minus-One Pregnancy by Ruth Padawer. As Jenny lay on the obstetrician’s examination table, she was grateful that the ultrasound tech had turned off the overhead screen. She didn’t want to see the two shadows floating inside her. Since making […]


A Different Kind of Texan by Lawrence Wright. Non-Texans are bound to look at Perry and see a reprise of Bush’s swagger and twang. In Texas, however, the two men are seen as very different. Bush has money, a famous […]


Confessions of an Ex-Moralist by Joel Marks. The day I became an atheist was the day I realized I had been a believer. Up until then I had numbered myself among the “secular ethicists.” Plato’s “Euthyphro” had convinced me, as […]


Partners by Jeffrey Toobin. It has been, in certain respects, a difficult year for Clarence Thomas. In January, he was compelled to amend several years of the financial-disclosure forms that Supreme Court Justices must file each year. The document requires […]

Two Views

Lisa Miller: Be Not Afraid of Evangelicals. See here. Dave Niose: Concerns About the Religious Right Are Not Overblown. See here.


Is There Anything That Can Be Done? A TNR Symposium on the Economy. See here.


Jessica Weisberg: A Seminary For Nonbelievers: Is A. C. Grayling Creating His Own Religion? A.C. Grayling has an impressive resume. He has been a philosophy professor, a representative to the UN Human Rights Council, the Honorary Secretary of the Aristotelian […]