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The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll: New Dresden Edition

Here’s the pride and joy of my freethought collection: the complete 12-volume set of The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, still in the shipping crate! The so-called Dresden Editions (named after Ingersoll’s birthplace in Dresden, NY) were published beginning in … Continue reading

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Doubt is the dawn of discovery

Here’s my favorite item from my personal collection of Ingersoll memoribilia: a page from an old autograph book signed by Ingersoll and inscribed “Doubt is the dawn of discovery.” I’ve seen a number of documents with Ingersoll signatures on eBay … Continue reading

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Ingersollia

Here’s another favorite from my collection: Ingersollia: Memorial Edition. This is an edition of Gems of Freethought, which was first published (I think) in 1882. It’s a collection of excerpts from Ingersoll’s lectures and essays. This particular edition was published … Continue reading

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Podcast #168 – Susan Jacoby, author of The Great Agnostic

We interview Susan Jacoby, journalist and outspoken nonbeliever, about her new book The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought. Susan is also the author of (among other titles) Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism and The Age of American … Continue reading

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Robert Green Ingersoll: that’s Green with a “G”

In celebration of the publication this week of Susan Jacoby’s The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought, a new biography of the 19th century’s best-known American freethinker, I’m posting images of some of my favorite Ingersoll collectibles. First up, … Continue reading

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