From Reset, dialogue or cold war: What stance should the Left adopt with regard to Islam and a multicultural society? Nadia Urbinati and Michael Walzer debate (and Charles Taylor chimes in, and more on Tariq Ramadan). Can rule by the people be reconciled with the sovereignty of Allah? Mainstream Islam stands where the churches stood in 1650 in terms of religious freedom. Where “soft Islam” is on the march: Indonesia has some worrying radicals but it seems to be following Turkey, with Islamists moderating as they get closer to power. From The National Interest, Jacob Heilbrunn on the case of Fouad Ajami. Mark Steyn and the thought police: Mclean's has become livelier and more provocative — too provocative, it seems, for some Canadians.

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