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Society and Culture

Pro-Trump christians rally to support the president

Despite their opposition during the 2016 Republican Primary, are conservative Christians finally in support of President Donald Trump?

AEI will host University of Chicago Professor Raghuram Rajan to explore the concepts behind his new book, “The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind” (Penguin Press, 2019), and discuss strategies for restoring the role of local communities in American life.

In a climate of increasing social isolation and limited civic engagement, how is it possible that most people can still believe in the goodness of their communities and neighbors, and continue to have faith in the American dream?

America has developed a “culture of contempt”—a habit of seeing people who disagree with us not as merely incorrect or misguided, but as worthless. Experts discuss Love Your Enemies and how we can bridge national divides.

Neighbors dig holes for trees in a community service day out

The norms of civic togetherness have largely disappeared from serious discussions about enduring public-policy challenges. Given the lessons of the past two decades, that needs to change.

Gay women hold hands while donning rainbow and American flags at a parade

The rapid rise in support and the corresponding changes in American culture have led to a growing disconnect between public perceptions and the actual experiences of LGBT+ people in the US.

When people say they love God, what do they actually mean? In the sixth episode, Arthur seeks answers to what’s happening in our hearts and in our brains when people express love for God.

America has developed a “culture of contempt”—a habit of seeing people who disagree with us not as merely incorrect or misguided, but as worthless. Experts discuss Love Your Enemies and how we can bridge national divides.

America has developed a “culture of contempt”—a habit of seeing people who disagree with us not as merely incorrect or misguided, but as worthless. Experts discuss Love Your Enemies and how we can bridge national divides.

Surely policing can better address community needs without violating individuals’ rights. But accusations of rampant prejudice, and concurrent instructions to stop policing proactively lead to police withdrawal.

The deaths of two individuals this week remind us of some important things in life.

A girl reacts near Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch

A terrorist attack during weekly worship at a holy place is particularly foul. The fear it instills in its wake is particularly harmful.

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