Columnist

James Carroll

Carroll is Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Suffolk University, holder of the 2011 Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair at Emory University, and a columnist for the Globe. He is author of ten novels and six works of non-fiction, including “Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World.”

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James Carroll

The wall between church and state can erode both

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The result is a privatizing of religion that infantilizes faith and exempts politics from serious moral criticism.

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Facing our mortality

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Humans spend a lot of energy attempting to not know what we know very well.

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Obama has become a figure of American disappointment

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By now, even many of his once-passionate admirers admit to a profound disenchantment.

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Tiny Pacific nation aims to stop new nuclear arms race

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Only a different future can redeem a terrible past. That’s the lesson of what a tiny atoll nation did last month.