Ask Jon 28: American Democracy and Historical Cycles, and Breakthroughs

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about Election Day and American democracy. *Interview conducted November 2, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: This will be published after the election, so consider this something like an in-the-moment interview with a … Continue reading

Ask Jon 25: Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about Election Day 2020. *Interview conducted on October 26, 2020.* Scott Jacobsen: Off tape, you said something. Was it an older Yiddish phrase. Okay, Jon, why did we come to you stating … Continue reading

Ask Jon 5 – Darkness Trumped by a (Lit) Candle

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about science, Trump, Fauci, and anti-intellectualism. *Interview conducted on March 23, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, there has been a lot of things going on around Covid-19. In the … Continue reading

Religion-Tinged Politics

By James Haught James Haught is editor of West Virginia’s largest newspaper, The Charleston Gazette, and a senior editor of Free Inquiry. He is 87-years-old and would like to help secular causes more. This series is a way of giving back. — White evangelicals put Donald Trump into the White House.  They swarmed to … Continue reading

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