Alan Wolfe on our secular future; Eliza Griswold reports on the religious contest for Africa; Lori Gottlieb makes the case for marrying Mr. Good Enough; Christopher Leinberger warns of the suburban slums of tomorrow; James Fallows describes the state of Internet censorship in China; Michael Hirschorn offers digital-age advice to the TV industry; Francis X. Rocca visits Franco's monastery; and much more.
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Searching for tranquility in the monastery Franco built
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How a pushy, Type A mother stopped reading Jonathan Kozol and learned to love the public schools
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China’s Great Firewall is crude, slapdash, and surprisingly easy to breach. Here’s why it’s so effective anyway.
The case for settling for Mr. Good Enough
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The coming religious peace
James Fallows, author of "The Connection Has Been Reset," explains how he was able to probe the taboo subject of Chinese Internet censorship.
Eliza Griswold, author of "God's Country," talks about the forces driving religious conflict in Nigeria and what the rivalry between Christians and Muslims could mean for Africa's most populous country.
Lori Gottlieb, the author of "Marry Him," talks about soul mates, all-consuming love, and why it makes sense to compromise those ideals.