Experiments of Living

Throughout recorded history, ethical ideas have usually been traced to authorities. Most of the supposed authorities have been religious people, typically men who have claimed, or who have been credited with, a special mode of access to a divine revelation. Yet even the relatively rare, and significantly less popular, ventures...

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Up Front

Done In by the Patriot Act

There’s a delicious irony to the story of the crash-and-burn career of four-star general and former Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus. The man who was elevated to the ethereal ranks of a General Eisenhower or...

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Elsewhere in the Humanist:

2021 Humanist of the Year, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci

The following is adapted from the presentation of the Humanist of the Year Award to Dr. Anthony Fauci at the American Humanist Association’s 80th Annual Conference in July 2021. Introduction by AHA Board Member, Jennifer Kalmanson I am pleased to present the...

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Religious Liberty Isn’t More Sacred than Other Rights

WHEREAS ONCE THE COURTS sought a balance between peoples’ right to freely exercise their faith or philosophy and the right to be free from government-sponsored indoctrination, now judges are abdicating their responsibility to keep government secular. Instead of recognizing that government support...

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HERE FOR CLIMATE: Energy, Equity, Health, and Solutions in Relation to Climate Change

FOR FOUR THURSDAYS in 2021—January 14, 21, 28, and February 4—the American Humanist Association’s Humanist Environmental Response Effort (HERE) for Climate hosted speakers and panelists online to continue the conversation started in the May 2019 Open Lecture Series Climate Justice: A Better...

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Joe Biden: The Weathervane and the Storm

If margins make a mandate, President Joe Biden has the largest mandate of any elected president in US history. He won the largest vote total of any presidential candidate, the largest vote total relative to population, and the largest vote percentage of...

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