Is Authoritarian Europe Becoming the New Hope of the Religious Right?

Credit to Author: Sarah Posner| Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 19:19:30 +0000

Starting with the rise of the Christian right during the Cold War, the movement’s leaders mythologized America as a “city on a hill”—a nation with a divine mission to be a beacon of freedom and democracy to the world. Is that dream now crumbling?

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How a Young Girl’s Death in 2000 Gave Birth to an Urban Legend

Credit to Author: Gavin Haynes| Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 19:14:09 +0000

On July 1, in a tiny English village, eight-year-old Sarah Payne was playing with her brothers and sister in a country lane. Then she wasn’t. The media panic that followed is a case study in how urban legends are born and spread.

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