The OUP blog does a podcast series called the Oxford Comment that might be of interest to our readers. The latest one is about religion and features Christopher Hitchens, Tariq Ramadan, Nick Mafi, and David Sehat (yours truly). Hitchens and Ramadan talk about their debate at the 92nd Street Y from a few months back about whether or not Islam is a religion of peace. Mafi, whose great uncle was prime minister of Iran in the 1920s, talks about his changing views as a non-practicing Muslim-American after the September 11 attacks. And I situate the contemporary American debate about religion in public life within its wider historical and legal context by drawing upon my forthcoming book, The Myth of American Religious Freedom, which will be published next month. You can listen to podcast by clicking here.
U.S. Intellectual History Blog
Robert Greene II
December 3, 2017
The Continuing Mission of Black Intellectuals: Stamped From the Beginning and African American HistorySomething that caught my eye when reading Ibram Kendi’s excellent Stamped From the Beginning was his admonition early in the book about for whom he was writing. Kendi insisted that Read more
November 11, 2017
“And Here You Have It, What A Woman Has to Say”: Agamemnon and the Academics“At least one Greek tragedy” – that’s what Stanford promised and required. At least one. Which tragedy to choose – that was up to the faculty teaching in the various Read more
March 1, 2016