After Words

After Words: Peter Gottschalk, "American Heretics: Catholics, Jews, Muslims and the History of Religious Intolerance," hosted by Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post Religion Reporter

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Freedom of religion is a central tenet of U.S. values, yet Mr. Gottschalk argues that religious intolerance has been strong, and even violent, since the middle of the nineteenth century.  The Wesleyan professor asserts that many religious groups have been persecuted throughout American history, sometimes by the very government that's supposed to protect them.  He talks with Washington Post religion reporter Michelle Boorstein.

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Peter Gottschalk

Mr. Gottschalk is a religion professor at Wesleyan University.  His writings have been published in the Washington Post's "On Faith" website, and he's the co-author of Islamophobia: Making Muslims the Enemy.


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After Words: Peter Gottschalk, "American Heretics: Catholics, Jews, Muslims and the History of Religious Intolerance," hosted by Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post Religion Reporter

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