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December 4 in freethought history…

December 4, 1975 – Philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt dies in New York City, aged 69. Raised in a family of secular, assimilated Jews, Arendt (who claimed “no religious affiliation”) fled Europe for the United States during World War … Continue reading

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October 14 in freethought history…

October 14, 1656 - Massachusetts Colony–founded by inhabitants who, according to American mythology, sought “religious freedom”–enacts a law to arrest, whip and banish any Quaker (i.e. members of the Society of Friends, “an accursed and pernicious sect of heretics lately risen … Continue reading

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