Susan Jacoby: "Why the Lost History of Secular Women Matters Today"
Recorded at the Center for Inquiry "Women in Secularism 2" conference, Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Washington, D.C.
Susan Jacoby is an author, most recently of The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought, and the New York Times best seller The Age of American Unreason, about American anti-intellectualism. Jacoby, who began her career as a reporter for The Washington Post, has been a contributor to a wide variety of national publications, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, American Prospect, Mother Jones, The Nation, Glamour, and AARP Bulletin and AARP Magazine. She is currently a panelist for On Faith, a Washington Post-Newsweek blog on religion. Her book Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism was named a notable book of 2004 by The Washington Post and The New York Times. The Times Literary Supplement and The Guardian also named it an 'Outstanding International Book of the Year.' Her book Wild Justice: The Evolution of Revenge was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Video produced by Monica Harmsen with assistance from Adam Isaak and Bill Goodwin.
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