James Carroll is a scholar-in-residence at Suffolk University, columnist for the Boston Globe, and author of the bestselling Constantine’s Sword. He's the author of Practicing Catholic and his most recent book is Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age.
Obama was once a strong voice for nuclear abolition. What happened?
After two months of world-historic protest and rebellion in streets and squares across the Arab world, Americans are seeing Arabs and Muslims as if for the first time, and we are, despite ourselves, impressed and moved.