From Around the Web
- “On Not Going Home” by James Wood, London Review of Books, Vol. 36 No. 4, 20 February 2014, pp. 3-8 – Why, even as a voluntary migrant, you can never go back Home.
- “Losing my voice” by Chika Unigwe, Aeon Magazine, 14 March 2014 – “When I left Nigeria for Belgium, I made my husband’s home my own. But homesickness lodged like a stone inside.” How an African immigrant dealt with the “sorrow of migration.”
- “Reflections on Exile” by Edward Said, Reflections on Exile and Other Essays, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002 – The late prominent Palestinian exile on his condition.
Religion in America
- “Millennials ‘Talk To God,’ But Fewer Rely On Religion, Survey Finds” by Scott Neuman, NPR / The Two-Way, April 11, 2014 – The latest generation’s attitudes toward religion.
- “America’s Less Religious: Study Puts Some Blame On The Internet” by Elise Hu, NPR / All Tech Considered, April 21, 2014 – Some factors behind the decline in religiosity.
- “Under God or Over It? New Data on Religion and Politics” by Evan Stewart, The Society Pages, May 27, 2014 – Americans still don’t like atheists, especially as political candidates.
- “The Runner-Up Religions Of America” by Linton Weeks, NPR, June 22, 2014 – An overview of main non-Christian religions.
- “How Church Sales Reflect the Shifting American Demographic” by Tanya Basu, The Atlantic, July 2, 2014 – The impact of immigration on religious life.
- “The Extreme Political Polarization of the Average American Voter” by Lisa Wade, Pacific Standard, June 25, 2014 – Active voters are more polarized than politicians, the middle is a silent majority.
- “Survey Says American Dream Isn’t What You Think” by Kelly McCartney, Shareable, July 3, 2014 – A few hints as to what it is.