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:

Building Humanism, Busting Myth and Privilege

ADAM SAVAGE is, broadly speaking, a maker of things, having built everything, as he’s characterized it, “from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables, from fine art sculptures to animated chocolate—and just about anything else you can think of.”...

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Making Good: Humanist Philanthropy and the Duty to Give

WHILE RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES have long been touted as philanthropic and generous, with many datasets showing that religious people give more money to charities compared to their secular counterparts, humanism prides itself on compassion and mutual respect without the need of a higher...

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The Future of Sex

STOP ME IF YOU'VE HEARD THIS: a Texas man is suing for the right to marry his Apple computer. Actually, stop me anyway. Chris Sevier’s real aim is to get the Supreme Court to overturn its decision legalizing gay marriage, but his...

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Christian Hegemony in the Age of Trump

THE PRAYERS of the religious right appeared to have been answered on Election Day when Donald Trump, who vowed to defend “our Christian heritage,” was elected president of the United States. Emboldened by their electoral victory, Trump and fellow Republicans have since...

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