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Looking Back to See Forward: Romanticism, Religion and the Secular in Modernity

 Looking Back to See Forward: Romanticism, Religion and the Secular in Modernity

MARK CLADIS
This is an excerpt from Nations under God: The Geopolitics of Faith in the Twenty-First Century.
Lessons from the Romantics

Santayana famously warned, ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ What of those who cannot learn from the past failures of theories of secularisation? In this article, I urge that we learn from the past, note the limits of past theories of secularisation as applied to Romanticism, and suggest some helpful way to rethink religion and the secular in the twenty-first century.

American Grand Strategy: Lessons from the Cold War

The Berlin Wall, East Side Gallery, courtesy of Mike McHolm

By Hal Brands for Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) 

How can the Cold War help shape the future trajectory of the United States’ grand strategy? Hal Brands believes that by revisiting the not-so-distant past, policymakers will learn that any calls for a dramatic retrenchment of US power and influence rest on shaky historical ground. 

How the EU process helped empower Erdoğan


Amanda Paul
The EU has found itself in a position of weakness when it comes to influencing developments in Turkey.Words of concern (most recently related to the violence that has spread through the country as a consequence of the renewed conflict with the Kurdistan Workers' Party [PKK], along with ongoing systematic violations of civil liberties and freedoms including freedom of the media) more or less fall on deaf ears.

Who is the 'Great Satan'?

Ayatollah Khomeini began to use the phrase 'the Great Satan' soon after the Iranian Revolution, writes Dabashi [Getty Images]

Hamid Dabashi 

There is scarcely a phrase more pointed and piercing than "the Great Satan" when Iranian authorities - beginning with the late Ayatollah Khomeini and now Ayatollah Khamenei - use it as a code-name for the United States.

The Iraq Invasion: the Neoconservative Perspective


LEWIS STOTT
THIS CONTENT WAS WRITTEN BY A STUDENT AND ASSESSED AS PART OF A UNIVERSITY DEGREE. E-IR PUBLISHES STUDENT ESSAYS & DISSERTATIONS TO ALLOW OUR READERS TO BROADEN THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IS POSSIBLE WHEN ANSWERING SIMILAR QUESTIONS IN THEIR OWN STUDIES.
The Case for Invading Iraq as part of the post-9/11 Global War on Terror from a Neoconservative Perspective Drawing on Policy Statements from the Bush Administration.

The Mixed Legacy of a South Korean Dictator

The Mixed Legacy of a South Korean Dictator

Steven Denney

Former South Korean president and dictator Park Chung-hee’s legacy casts a long shadow over the country’s modern history.

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