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Taming the Gods: A Conversation with Ian Buruma and Andrew Delbanco


May 2, 2010 | powerHouse Arena | New York City

With Ian Buruma and Andrew Delbanco

Co-sponsored by powerHouse Arena

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Ian Buruma’s new book, Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents, contains three essays—one on the U.S. and Europe, one on China and Japan, and one on Islam in contemporary Europe. Don’t miss his conversation with author, essayist, and Columbia University professor Andrew Delbanco, named America’s Best Social Critic by Time Magazine in 2001, for a look at the complicated relationship between religion and democracy. How do they work with and against each other? How does this relationship differ across cultures and religious traditions? Join them for a provocative and illuminating discussion.

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