It’s popular to write about the self-evident importance of Judeo-Christian religion to the development of modern civilisation. But Agoston finds this unconvincing and in this piece tries to explain why.
Why is it that strident assholes who’re usually proven wrong in the end triumph time and time again in competition with intelligent nuanced decency? Merton Futon speculates about this strangely irrational truism.
The response to cultural “offences” in the name of Islam is generally “on message” in a tribal way but this tribal reaction to the Muslim world and its anti-Islam rhetoric is a bad choice. It’s only going to make things worse.