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Religion's New Violence, Ctd

A reader dissents: I have the same view of Slavoj Zizek that you do, roughly: he's much overrated, and generally full of himself (he's the media's idea of a philosopher, but decidedly not the genuine article). He's Marxist to the...
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The Spiritual Facts Of Life, Ctd

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Christianists On The Left? Ctd

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