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Commonweal september 13, 2013  •  volume 140  •  Number 14

short takes 10

The Devil They Know

Why many Syrian Christians support Assad Gabriel Said Reynolds

12

Notown

The Detroit I knew is gone Leslie Woodcock Tentler

article 14

The Things We Share

A Catholic’s case for same-sex marriage Joseph Bottum

film 26

Fruitvale Station

Richard Alleva

upfront 4

letters

5

editorial America’s Politics

Columnists 8

Lost Sheep Margaret O’Brien Steinfels

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Free Market? Charles R. Morris

Books 28 Defending American Religious Neutrality by Andrew Koppelman Paul Horwitz 31

My Bright Abyss by Christian Wiman Paul Johnston

32

For the Republic by George Scialabba Andrew J. Bacevich

Poetry 22

Patrick O’Shea Timothy Murphy

The Last Word Place Holders John C. Seitz

the weinstein company

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Michael P. Jordan

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