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April 5 in freethought history…

April 5, 1967 - Geneticist Hermann J. Mueller dies in Indianapolis, Indiana, aged 76. He is best known for his work in identifying the genetic effects of radiation exposure, and in educating the public on the associated dangers of nuclear war.  … Continue reading

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June 4 in freethought history…

June 4, 1945 – Author and journalist Susan Jacoby is born. Her books include Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism, The Age of American Unreason, and The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought. June 4, 1985 – The US … 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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Susan Jacoby on the Blessings of Atheism

I must insist that you read “The Blessings of Atheism,” Susan Jacoby’s invigorating call to action for nonbelievers just published by the New York Times. She joins the recent chorus of voices calling for nonbelievers to be more than mere … Continue reading

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Freethinkers by Susan Jacoby

Review by John C. Snider One of the most successful myth-memes of American history is that “America is a Christian nation;” that the Founding Fathers were, to a man, devout believers; and that every step of progress over the last … Continue reading

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