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Art & CultureHistory

Mosque, church or secular space? Hagia Sophia and the battle for modern Turkey

(6 minute read)
When is a museum not a museum? When it was once a cathedral and then a mosque and is now a mosque again as a politician’s attempted ace card to revive his flagging fortunes. Cihan Eroglu reports.

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When the thirst for power disguises itself as a thirst for God

(6 minute read)
The influence of religious conservatism on Indonesian society is leading to harsh Islamist policies which suppress the freedoms of religious minorities, argues Alexander Arifianto.

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Ethno-religious nationalism in an age of anxiety

(9 minute read)
The hijacking of faith by populism is a growing phenomenon around the globe. In this article Nora Fisher-Onar and Ahmet Erdi Öztürk detail the growing influence of ethno-religious nationalist sentiment as a response to the fading promises of 20th century liberalism.

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Social Issues

Once upon a time there was an election …

(5 minute read)
Zoë Dukoff-Gordon on politics as story and why the recent UK general election felt so despairing.

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Social Issues

Vote For Virtue: Five things to consider when heading to the polls

As the United Kingdom heads for its third general election in four years, Luke Wilkinson considers how the British people can vote virtuously to build a country of character.

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Social Issues

Renewing the Social Contract

The United Kingdom goes to elections on December 12th at a time when national unity is desperately needed but Brexit continues to reveal, and deepen, the bitter divisions in British society. Is this ultimately business as usual in a robust democracy, or evidence of a deeper malaise? Daniel Coyne considers how British democracy lost its way and how it can be restored.

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