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The Politics of Religious Freedom

posted on April 30, 2014

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