Exorcising the Ghosts of the Sixties Radical Protests, the New Left, and the “Politics of Eternity”

"I COULD NOT UNDERSTAND how anybody could rebel against a system so clearly benign." That authorial “I” was John Updike in his self-deluding memoir, Self-Consciousness; the rebels he was referring to were fed-up blacks, middle-class... Read More

White Privilege and Humanist Leadership

As progressives, humanists are a feisty, opinionated lot. My new book, The Best of the Humanist: 
Humanist Philosophy 1928–1973, shows this to be true from the beginning of the movement. For example, a contested question... Read More

Dance with the Donald What Evangelicals’ Infatuation with Trump Portends for Religion in America

With Donald J. Trump in the White House, conservative white evangelicals have never had it so good. Trump picked one of their own as his vice president, grants their media special favored access, and gives... Read More

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