Jonathan Kirsch’s latest book, The Grand Inquisitor’s Manual: A History of Terror in the Name of God , was published in Fall 2008 by HarperOne. "Kirsch’s powerful and cautionary account is essential reading for historians and anyone who wants to understand the potential dark side of religion." (Publishers Weekly Starred Review).
Click here to hear Terry Gross interview Jonathan Kirsch about A History of the End of the World on National Public Radio’s Fresh Air.


   Night of Broken Glass  

Pope speaks on ‘Kristallnacht’ anniversary

German-born Pope Benedict voiced on Sunday his lingering pain over the night 70 years ago when the Nazis whipped up anti-Jewish riots in a pogrom known as the "Kristallnacht", a harbinger of the Holocaust.

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A dark chapter in German history: In the Night of Broken Glass (otherwise known as "Reichspogromnacht" or "Kristallnacht" in German) in the night from November 9 to November 10, 1938, synagogues all over Germany were set ablaze. http://www.welt.de/english-news/article2696603/Pope-speaks-on-Kristallnacht-anniversary.html 

Polygamist leader faces new sex assault charge
CNN – 39 minutes ago
(CNN) — A grand jury has indicted polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs on a second sexual assault charge in connection with a probe of his Texas compound, prosecutors said Wednesday.
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