For April 5:
ARMSTRONG: Chapters 9 and 10, pp. 233-301
KISSINGER: Chapters 1 and 2, pp. 11-75
For April 12:
KISSINGER: Chapters 8 and 9
ARMSTRONG: Chapters 5 and 7
For April 19:
Cady & Hurd, Introduction to COMPARATIVE SECULARISMS (see book link below). Hard copy distributed on April 12.
ARMSTRONG: Chapter 11
KISSINGER: Chapter 3 and also section on India, pp 192-211
For April 26: (in priority)
Background references, links and articles for those who choose to dig deeper.
I. Selected Nations on the cusp of secularism
INDIA: Nehru to Modi; Kashmir; freedom of religion as a fundamental right. Comparison of demagogues in India and Israel stigmatizing religious and secular groups.
TURKEY: Cover Story, The head scarf, secularism and modern Turkey. Video: Ataturk’s Legacy: Negotiating Laiklik [secularism] in Modern Turkey.” Yale Law School lecture on Islamic Law and Civilization, Feb 4, 2014. Realpolitik with Israel, April 22 report.
TUNISIA AND THE ARAB SPRING: Tunisian Jihadi recruitment from NyKr
Is the United States on the cusp? Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez
II. Sectarian Models
IRAN: Activism beyond the Westphalian mode in India
ISRAEL: Rabbinate decides “Jewishness” and some religious site issues, for example Western Wall prayer issue. Israel’s religious- secular divide. The thousand-year history of the Temple Mount >> Passover activism on April 22, 2016. May 5 New Yorker on secular life in Israel.
SAUDI ARABIA: Kamel Daoud, Saudi Arabia, an ISIS that has made it
III. Substantive topics
THE SECTARIAN MIND: Thanks David Heilner for this link: The voice of the people is the voice of god: neural correlates of religious experience Kathy Kaiser refers to HAIDT, THE RIGHTEOUS MIND: WHY GOOD PEOPLE ARE DIVIDED BY RELIGION AND POLITICS (2013).
THE FIRST AMENDMENT: Bazelon, July 2015: What Are the Limits of ‘Religious Liberty’ ?
CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION: The United States, Israel and ???
FUTURE POLICIES FOR THE GLOBAL POLICE: Obama, Huntington, Phillip Bobbit. State dept summary on rel freedom for 2014. Robert Reich, SUPERCAPITALISM (2008)
IV. DEEP DRILLING
Using Amazon’s “look inside” feature, you can get useful tidbits from:
COMPARATIVE SECULARISM IN A GLOBAL AGE,( 2010) Cady & Hurd, eds.
CONSTITUTIONAL SECULARISM IN AN AGE OF RELIGIOUS REVIVAL (2014) Michel Rosenfeld and Susanna Mancini, eds
THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE: Why Violence has Declined, (Stephen Pinker, 2012).
This video is quirky, but the topics are exactly on point and timely for our colloquy. Law, Religion, and Politics: Challenges to Traditional Borders in Global and Comparative Perspectives Yale Law School, November 6 & 7, 2015