Monthly Archives: January 2013

Islamic Art in the Louvre

So The Wall Street Journal has reported on a new exhibit of Islamic art at the Louvre.  First, let me just say that as a unapologetic Anglophile who spent most of the last decade in Britain, I expect everyone reading … Continue reading

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Six Things Not to Say About Religions

Okay, this is going to be a slightly unusual post, but I’ve just started a new job, and as people learn about my academic research, I keep getting pulled into conversations ‘about religion’.  Now, don’t get me wrong – I … Continue reading

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Denying NEH donations and “the promotion of Islamic cultures”

So in today’s news, an Eastern Carolina congressman wants a community college to refuse a donation of books and DVDs from the National Endowment for the Humanities because the books are on the subject of Muslim culture and history. According … Continue reading

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Tone and trolling

Happy New Gregorian Calendar, everyone!  I hope you all enjoyed Christmas, New Year’s and the Mayan apocalypse (personally, it was my favorite apocalypse this year!). So I’m going to answer a couple of questions that were left on other pages, … Continue reading

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