The Madness of King Charles
One day England will be ruled by a man who endorses pseudoscience, bullies scientists out of research positions, and has a far-too cozy relationship with Gulf-state royalty. Be very afraid.
Money on His Mindfulness: The Real Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama carries some serious baggage, which scarcely anyone in an unfairly adoring West will dare to speak about.
Islam and Its Text
Literalism can have serious problems. Difficulties set in after time has elapsed; vernaculars change, as do legal definitions, customs, and attitudes. The eighteenth century is sufficiently far away for issues to arise as to the meaning of the Second Amendment to the Constitution (which, as a European, I find distinctly mystifying). This document has no …