I spoke with Gregory Soden at The Classical Ideas podcast about Faking Liberties, what brought me to write the book, and how religious freedom works as an abstract ideal versus how it works in lived experience.Read More
Secularity is anxious.
I wrote this short sentence during one of the many post-review revisions of my forthcoming book Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied Japan. I didn’t think much of it when I wrote these three words, but I soon recognized that the sentence neatly encapsulated the main points of the book. I’ll use this post to unpack what I meant.Read More