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It is not a memorable book and I don't remember much of the text, but it was worth my time and worth the expense.Published on March 9, 2013 by Grandon
In general I'm a fan of Ian Buruma. However, this one is not his best work: not very tight or focused, it covers superficially an important topic.Published on March 4, 2013 by Organizationalecologist
My husband was given this as a gift because he loved Murder in Amsterdam by the same author. He loved this one and says it gives you a good view of how religous views and... Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by Linda idsinga
The three short essays reunited in this book draw on the author's knowledge of various countries, various authors, and various concrete examples, walking an uneasy line between... Read morePublished on September 9, 2012 by Lavinia Stan
In this short and reasoned treatise, Ian Buruma addresses a central issue of democracy, namely the separation of church and state, from a historical, social and political... Read morePublished on September 4, 2011 by J. I. Uitto
Ian Buruma is a excellent journalist and writer. The book sets out a number excellent instances of where tolerance and understanding are the best responses in this religiously and... Read morePublished on September 1, 2010 by Bill Downey
The title of this short book gives it away: the author, a noted public intellectual, believes in the wisdom of "taming" religion, if democracy is to thrive. Read morePublished on July 18, 2010 by Sceptique500
The Kindle edition of this book is screen after screen of formatting errors. Unfortunately these eventually take their toll, and the reader just gives up in frustration.Published on May 25, 2010 by BellinghamMatt
If we accept Harold Lasswell's definition of politics: "who gets what, when, how" and adopt it to religion - who believes what and why - Ian Buruma offers an adroit analysis of the... Read morePublished on May 1, 2010 by William Steding