My latest piece for a general audience is now up at The Revealer.
In “Religious Freedom, Weapon of Choice,” I suggest that periodic and obligatory retrospectives on the founding myth of the United States (religious minorities crossing the Atlantic in pursuit of religious freedom) obscure the more sordid history of religious freedom as a tool of American empire. Here’s an excerpt:
After unsuccessfully trying to place a version of this piece at a major American newspaper on “Religious Freedom Day” (January 16), I’m glad to finally have it out in time for the rollout of the annual report by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, which happens a little later today (April 29th). Thanks to Kali Handelman at The Revealer for offering the platform!