Posts tagged "The New Republic"

Jew Love

09 January 2006 “‘I feel jealous sometimes. This term that keeps coming up in the Old Book — the Chosen, the Chosen.’” The Washington Post’s Alan Cooperman delivers another thoughtful report, about the evangelical-Jewish alliance, using the pastorship of the Jew-loving, Southern Baptist Rev. Lamarr Mooneyham as representation of the phenomenon of evangelical “philo-Semitism” — lately a...

Keep It To Yourself

Gregg Easterbrook writes: “I’ll tell you what shakes my belief. Not natural selection; not the evil and injustice of the world; not the televangelist hucksters with their flashing 800 numbers; not the constant use of religion to create prejudice and hatred rather than brotherhood. No, what really shakes my faith is the National Prayer Breakfast.” Writing...

Ch-Ch-Changes

Vanity Fair‘s Christopher Hitchens takes a loyalty oath; The New Republic‘s Jeffrey Rosen considers conversion; and The New York Times‘ David Brooks plays the part of the A.C.L.U. These and other scenes from the Ethics and Public Policy Center’s Key West seminar on religion and public life, brought to you almost-live by The Revealer…

The Kids Are Alright

The editors of The New Republic argue in this week’s edition that the Supreme Court should allow the words “under God” to remain in the Pledge of Allegiance, since “even schoolchildren understand that the Pledge is a patriotic rather than a religious exercise.” In its attempt to respect the role of religion in American history, TNR gives it a...

Double-Cross

Has The New Republic found a new religion? Long considered the preeminent pulpit for hawkish pro-Israel views, not to mention thoughtful writing on the rest of Judaism courtesy of literary editor Leon Wieseltier, the magazine now stands accused by the Jewish Forward of shilling for fundamentalist Islam. How so? According to Eric Marx, the magazine agreed to let a critic of...