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In defence of secularism

From Turkey to Trump's America, the principles of secularism are under threat. We all have a duty to defend them

By Andrew Copson  

A slew of books and articles in recent months has dwelt at length on the near fatal challenges currently facing the key liberal political concepts of democracy, human rights and the rule of law—to mention just a few. But from Erdogan’s Turkey to Trump’s America, and from Modi’s India to Putin’s Russia, one political concept under threat is seldom discussed.

Although it is receiving less attention as it is eroded and undermined, the principle of secularism is under attack like never before.

Secularism is commonly represented as being the separation of…

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