Nichol’s Tribe

Gene Nichol came to the Presidency of the College of William and Mary with all the populist flair of Willie Stark in Robert Penn Warren's classic novel, All the Kings Men. He left the way... Read More

The Convictions of a Humanist

The great humanist lion, Paul Kurtz, was honored by the American Humanist Association on Saturday, June 9, 2007, at its annual conference in Portland, Oregon. The following is adapted from his speech in acceptance of... Read More

Toward a Humanist Foreign Policy

PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH has proved to be as much of a disaster on foreign affairs as on domestic issues. More, if possible. And not just on Iraq. On many other issues, including global warming,... Read More

The Trouble with Pakistan

THE DRAMA THE ASSASSINATION of the great Pakistani political figure Benazir Bhutto last December seemed to emerge as a tailor-made story for the American media to fill the usual post-Christmas news void. The main character... Read More

Ripping into the Bible

ON THE MORNING of December 7, 2007, Christopher Campbell walked into his English Honors class at Parker High School, prepared to tear out pages of the Bible. Earlier that week his teacher had taped aphorisms... Read More