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John Micklethwait on Religion in America

John Micklethwait on Religion in America

AEI Event: “God is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith is Changing the World,” April 6, 2009 Since the Enlightenment, intellectuals have assumed that modernization would kill religion–and that religious America was an oddity. Yet from Russia to Turkey to India, nations that swore off faith in the last century–or even tried to stamp it out–are now experiencing a new religious fervor. While this global rise of faith has… Read Article →

Regenerating Shakespeare

Regenerating Shakespeare

From former Doctor Who David Tennant to British hip-hop star Akala – find out how the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death is being used to breath new life into his work. 2016 will mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death backstage at the Barbican theatre in London preparation is underway for one of the Royal Shakespeare Company's busiest ever years this is a good place for Shakespeare of the moment… Read Article →

Emmanuel Jal: Child soldier to hip-hop star | The Economist

Emmanuel Jal: Child soldier to hip-hop star | The Economist

As a child soldier in Sudan, Emmanuel Jal was firing a gun when he was just nine. In an extraordinary turn of events Mr Jal swapped his AK47 for a microphone and is now an international hip-hop star. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: Emmanuel Jal was a child soldier during the brutal Sudanese Civil War in the 1990s – where government forces in the predominantly Muslim… Read Article →