Books

If the left wins

Books | Books that look at the deep divisions facing our nation
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/23/20, 04:36 pm

I’ve been reading “progressive” looks at our national divisions so as to understand the intellectual winds that will blow more intensively if we have a Biden presidency.

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Associated Press/Photo by B.K. Bangash

Ramadan under lockdown

International | Some mosques are closed as many of the world’s 2 billion Muslims begin their observance from home
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/23/20, 01:41 pm

SAUDI ARABIA: Thursday marks the start of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month normally characterized by communal prayers and sprawling nighttime meals to break each day’s dawn-to-dusk fast.

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Illustration by David Vogin

How to learn about China

Books | A 52-book guide during coronavirus time
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/22/20, 02:51 pm

Social isolation is a tremendous opportunity for self-education through books delivered by Amazon or others. Ever since my first trip to China 14 years ago I’ve tried to read a lot about the country—and what follows are brief descriptions of books I’ve found useful. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the world power from which a virus came and other threats are likely to come, now’s the time: I’m not suggesting that you read one per week over the next year, but I hope this article piques your curiosity.

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