The Politics of Religious Freedom

Kelefah Sanneh of The New Yorker discusses the evolution and selective invocation of arguments for expanded “religious freedom.” He writes, “There is something unsettling about a conception of religious freedom that grants some people exemption from laws that others must obey. Much of the time, opinions about exemption from a particular law mirror the politics of the moment … But the idea is too big, and too nebulous, to claim any political group as its permanent ally.”

Read at The New Yorker

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