Steve Lagerfeld is Editor of the Wilson Quarterly; Ian Buruma is author of Inventing Japan; Mukul Kesavan is an essayist and novelist from India; Afshin Molavi is author of Persian Pilgrimages.


As in ages past, religious passion sweeps the world and renders its arguments in political terms. This time, the challenges of modernity – liberalism, materialism and individualism – are key to a variety of religious responses. Based upon a Wilson Quarterly cover story, this panel discussion examines the varied religious responses of Japan, Iran and India.