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April 15 in freethought history…

April 15, 1889 – African-American civil rights activist Asa Philip Randolph is born in Crescent City, Florida. Randolph was a key figure in the fight to end discrimination in the defense industry and the US military, and he was head … Continue reading

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October 12 in freethought history…

October 12, 1915 – Former president Teddy Roosevelt delivers a speech in which he condemns “hyphenated Americanism.” He said, “One of the most important things to secure for [the citizen] is the right to hold and to express the religious … Continue reading

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September 12 in freethought history…

September 12, 1880 – Journalist H. L. Mencken is born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was well-known for colorful, curmudgeonly cultural commentary in which he spared no one and nothing. He wrote dozens of books, most notably his essay collection Prejudices (seven … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged movie trailer

Here’s the trailer for the the upcoming film “Atlas Shrugged, Part 1,” based on the novel by Ayn Rand. Love it or hate it, Atlas Shrugged has had an impact on the atheistic landscape, and a cinematic adaptation has the … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged: The Movie

It looks like a film version of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged will finally be a reality! At least the first 147 of 1000+ pages… Fifty-some-odd years after its publication, Atlas Shrugged is still selling briskly, and is still controversial. Rumors … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged 50th Anniversary Celebration – Part 1 of 2

But Is It Science Fiction?  Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged” by John C. Snider © 2007 [Ayn Rand’s magnum opus Atlas Shrugged turns 50 this month.  Objectivists are celebrating, and CSPAN 2 recently devoted several hours of programming to discussions about … Continue reading

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