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Solzhenitsyn on the One Thing Marxism Can’t Control—The Soul
Bruce Ashford

Whether or not one had rejected the Marxist view, he argues, is the decisive factor in whether one’s soul ascended or descended under the horrors of camp life.

Protectionism’s Long and Infamous History
Luka Nikolic, FEE

Though protectionism has recently received widespread attention, if one studies history, it becomes evident that it has been present for centuries.

In heart of Muslim world, Pope calls for true religious freedom
Inés San Martín, Crux

Opening an historic visit to the heart of the Muslim word, Pope Francis on Monday pulled no punches in the United Arab Emirates, calling for true religious freedom while condemning the use of the name of God to justify violence.

Means-Tested Welfare and the Disincentive to Work
Mike Rappaport, Law and Liberty

Means tested government programs with high implicit marginal tax rates are bad public policy.

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Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).