Here, in these theories of society, was a call to patriarchy to prevent the loss of one’s sovereignty, not only over one’s dominion, one’s family and women, but also over the self.
Secularization teaches us that the world has become inevitably and increasingly less religious through history. It teaches us that the future is and will be automatic. It teaches us that a better world is ever on the horizon—more humane, more ordered, more rational, more free.
The February 22nd issue of The New Yorker celebrated the magazine’s 90th anniversary with a cover story that described the different decades of the publication’s life.
European colonialists, faced with the task of subduing South Africa’s indigenous population, found two intertwined tools essential for domination: science and religion.