Remembering Lewis Hine

"Kindly, trustful, wistful, amazingly innocent, his front is a mask for his power. He looks like an unworldly schoolteacher, needing protection from the rigors of the everyday world. But behind this disarming apparent naïveté is an artistry and directness and determination that has etched the history of an era into...

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A Free Speech Challenge for Parents

Should a thirteen-year-old be able to purchase a school-shooting simulator without parents’ knowledge or consent? The Supreme Court says that freedom of speech requires they do have that opportunity. On June 27, in a 7-2 decision,...

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Elsewhere in the Humanist:

Towards a Post-Lies Future

  DONALD TRUMP is our first post-truth president. And he may well be the first of many. The Oxford Dictionaries website chose “post-truth” as its 2016 word of the year, in large part due to Trump’s success in the presidential election. It...

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Make America Kind Again

DID YOU SEE Donald Trump’s victory coming? I sure as hell didn’t. That Hillary Clinton would lose to a guy who says things like “My words are the best” seemed so improbable that last summer an artist friend and I wrote a...

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Science & Religion in the Rough

Jared Diamond is the author of five best-selling books about human societies and human evolution, which have been translated into thirty-eight languages. 1991’s The Third Chimpanzee is his first book, followed by the 1997 Pulitzer Prize winner Guns, Germs, and Steel—considered a...

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To Be Young, Gifted, Secular, and Black

Black youth who reject organized religion don’t have the social and economic benefits of white privilege to blunt their "apostasy." ALTHOUGH IN THE UNITED STATES young millennials lead the growing wave of “nones” (those who answer “none” when asked their religious affiliation),...

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