Suggested Readings: Dangers Without, Dangers Within

April 21, 2015

Boy Reading (Joshua Reynolds)

Boy Reading (Joshua Reynolds)

This week’s Suggested Readings are likely to make you uncomfortable. They deal with life and death issues, both for individuals and for society at large. They deal with threats to our existence. First we have commentary by Kirsten Powers, criticizing the Obama Administration for ignoring the blatant persecution of Christians around the world. (And not just by militant Islamists.) Next, historian Walter Russell Mead reviews the speech given last week by Iran’s Supreme Leader, noting the contrasts between the Iranian view of nuclear negotiations and the US view. Finally, we end with a short paper by Kerby Anderson, president of Probe Ministries International, “When Nations Die.” Andersons provides an overview of studies looking at the decline of cultures and civilizations throughout history.

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