Two decades ago, the critic Harold Bloom argued that, under the guise of various Christian denominations, the vast majority of Americans actually believe in a uniquely American faith that centers on finding the godliness within oneself. Ross Douthat revisits Bloom’s arguments in light of rapidly changing social mores:
Is Social Liberalism a Form of American Religion?
The U.S. Peace Plan May Finally Bring about a Palestinian State
Among those most fervently opposed to Israel applying its sovereignty to Jewish areas of the West Bank are members of the hard right, many of whom live in the affected areas. They do so because, under the Trump administration proposal, the extension of sovereignty makes possible the creation of a Palestinian state in the remainder of the territory. Haviv Rettig Gur comments on this irony: