Should Government Be Split By Sex?

The history of the French "parité movement," and its lessons for U.S. democracy.

Hard-Line Secularism Is a Bad Idea

What the U.S. can learn from French battles over mosque and state.

Don’t Ban Burqas—Or Censor “South Park”

Western attempts to ban Islamic religious garb, and Muslim attempts to censor Western religious satire may be separate issues. But neither is a good idea.

Jews Assimilated in Europe. Why Can’t Muslims?

Like Muslims, Jews were once considered "un-assimilable" in Europe. But most found creative ways to adapt—as do Muslim immigrants today.