Contrary to Popular Myth, Religious Households Tend to Have Greater Spousal Equality

Oct. 21 2020

In the wake of the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, a great deal of attention has been given to her private life, exposing crass stereotypes held by some secular Americans about their devout compatriots. Prominent among these is the notion that religious women tend to be subservient to their husbands. Naomi Schaefer Riley and Hal Boyd point to research that suggests the opposite:

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More about: American Religion, Family, Supreme Court

How the U.S. Can Get Smart about Promoting Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East

Sept. 27 2021

Considering the current state of the region and the policy mistakes of the recent past, David Pollock and Robert Satloff outline a strategy that is “both virtuous and realistic” for defending human rights and encouraging democratization in a region plagued by autocracy, chaos, and brutality. They argue that “in the long run, more democratic, tolerant, and inclusive governments are likely to be better at defending themselves, and more reliable and effective security partners for the United States.”

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More about: Arab democracy, Human Rights, Middle East, U.S. Foreign policy