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Ed Brayton, Influential Atheist Blogger, Dies at Fifty-Two
Volume 40, No. 6
October / November 2020

On August 10, 2020, Ed Brayton wrote a post on his Dispatches from the Culture Wars blog titled “Saying Goodbye for the Last Time.” The post was to inform his readers that he had decided, as he put it, “to end my battle to the death with death.” Brayton had long battled with his health …

What Can Historic Sites Tell Us about the Movement for Women’s Suffrage in New York State?
Volume 40, No. 5
August / September 2020

New York, then the nation’s most populous state, generated reform movements in the nineteenth century that swept across the country like whirlwinds, changing the face of America. Among them was the women’s rights movement. We all know the names of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and Carrie Chapman Catt. The first …

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Introduction
Volume 36, No. 5
August / September 2016

“… Free Inquiry presents a large-scale
reappraisal of humanism’s outsized role in social-justice activism throughout
he twentieth century.”


Creative Minority Report: How the Humanist Movement Changed America
Volume 36, No. 5
August / September 2016

“… Sometimes directly, sometimes indirectly, a humanist movement—and its underlying ideals—helped to shape many of the major social-reform initiatives that would transform America’s political and cultural landscape during the twentieth century.”

Why I Am Pro-Abortion, Not Just Pro-Choice
Volume 36, No. 5
August / September 2016

Why be pro-abortion? Because of all the genuine, unquestioned goods it makes possible.


Introduction
Volume 36, No. 5
August / September 2016

“… Free Inquiry presents a large-scale
reappraisal of humanism’s outsized role in social-justice activism throughout
he twentieth century.”


Creative Minority Report: How the Humanist Movement Changed America
Volume 36, No. 5
August / September 2016

“… Sometimes directly, sometimes indirectly, a humanist movement—and its underlying ideals—helped to shape many of the major social-reform initiatives that would transform America’s political and cultural landscape during the twentieth century.”