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The Far Left and the Far Right Take Us on a Joyride Back to the Future

What was once the oppositional language of fringe parties in Europe has combined into a toxic new politics that is making its way to the center of Western democratic discourse. That should frighten us.

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Triumphalist Religiosity: The Unanticipated Problem of the 21st Century

Why the key to the great civilizational clash of our time is understanding faithful people of all religions who must dominate non-believers to uphold their own truth

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Three Great Speeches of 2015

A foreign policy for 2016

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Should Israel Keep the Bodies of Dead Palestinian Terrorists From Their Families?

Dispatch from Hebron: A longstanding security policy is aimed at avoiding violence after funerals, but its punitive nature is having little effect

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The Failure of Intelligent Explanations

France grapples with the aftermath of attacks that are no longer ‘just against Jews’

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In an Age of Terror, How Thinking Right Can Save the Left

What’s needed is more tribalism, not less

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The Pope and the Mysteries

This pontiff—and the one before—and what’s left of Rome

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It’s Not Springtime in Tunisia Anymore

In the wake of deadly attacks, why the one vaunted Arab Spring exception may not be an exception at all

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The Reign of Terror, Year XX

The state of jihad and counter-jihad, in the middle of a long war

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How Crusaders Slaughtered the Jews of Mainz

And why Obama was only partly right in comparing Christians to ISIS

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Terror, Sadomasochism, and Friendship

If neurosis turns people into terrorists, how to account for kindness?

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Sadomasochism and the Jihadi Death Cult

A psychoanalytic look at why people throw themselves into campaigns of murder and suicide

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My Jewish Feminist Problem

Why my sisters can’t think straight about Israel

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In Memory of Ziad Abu Ein

In Arafat’s shadow, he died holding an olive branch, after a long struggle for control of the Palestinian national movement

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Why the Teenage Girls of Europe Are Joining ISIS

Because they want the same things that teenage boys want: a strong sense of meaning and purpose

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Evil Is a Dirty Word

Who is to blame for the spectacle of black-uniformed holy warriors conducting human sacrifices?

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The Tsarnaevs’ Facilitators

Who inspired the alleged Boston marathon bombers to find meaning in the most violent forms of madness?

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Our Abraham, Not Theirs

Inheriting Abraham, by Jon Levenson, expertly dismantles the idea of the patriarch as the father of three religions

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Hamas’ Lifeblood: Money

Saudi charities fund terrorists and their families—including Hamas’ late military chief Ahmed Jabari

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Go Read ‘Tablet’ Columnist’s New Book

The ‘Times’ likes Lee Smith’s ‘A Strong Horse’

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