Monthly Archives: June 2016

“On the Ideology of Anti-Islamophobia”

An interesting criticism of the notion of “Islamophobia,” translated from French, has made an appearance at Charnel House, a Marxist blog that’s nearly equally fascinated by architecture. (They say the last remaining Marxists are to be found in English departments, but … Continue reading

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The GOP: Losing Its Religion?

Writing in the Washington Post, E.J. Dionne ‘worries’ that GOP may be losing its religion Some extracts: But especially among Republicans, religious issues have taken a back seat in the party’s discourse and religious leaders are playing a diminished role … Continue reading

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Thomas Becket, Defender of Religious Privilege

Accompanied by somewhat morbid spectacle, a fragment of the elbow (!)  of Thomas Becket  (1118-70), an Archbishop of Canterbury who came to a rather sticky end, has been briefly returned to England. The BBC reports: A bone believed to be … Continue reading

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