Reclaiming Patriotism in an Age of Extremes

Jack Petranker interviews Steven B. Smith. In a time when questions about patriotism, nationalism, multiculturalism, and the like are sure to stir up controversy, Steven Smith offers a careful, balanced defense of what he calls “enlightened patriotism.” Smith, a professor

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Inward: Vipassana Meditation and the Embodiment of the Self

Jack Petranker interviews Michal Pagis. There is a strong interest today in turning inward to explore the mind and body. Mindfulness meditation exemplifies this trend, and has become increasingly well-known and widely practiced. In Inward: Vipassana Meditation and the Embodiment of

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American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity

Jack Petranker interviews Ann Gleig for the New Books Network. With Buddhism entering the mainstream of American society, it inevitably encounters the cultural and social forces that make ours a postmodern society. Ann Gleig’s new book traces out the multifaceted ways

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