Ethics of the New Atheists Don’t Solve the Problem of Religious Extremism

In the wake of the religiously motivated atrocities of 9/11, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have penned best-selling books in which they condemn religious belief as destructive to human life and as lacking any basis in Continue reading Ethics of the New Atheists Don’t Solve the Problem of Religious Extremism

The Problem With Making Hate Speech Illegal | Foreign Policy

This weekend’s deadly melee in Charlottesville, Virginia, is bound to fuel calls for increased regulation of hateful speech. The confrontation triggered by white supremacist marchers offered a frightening demonstration of how racist, anti-Semitic, and other noxious messages can ignite clashes Continue reading The Problem With Making Hate Speech Illegal | Foreign Policy

Charlottesville’s Legacy Shaping Up As Exact Opposite of What Alt-Right Wanted – Hit & Run : Reason.com

  Before last weekend’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville devolved into violence and tragedy, the gathering’s ostensible goal was to preserve a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Earlier this year, city officials announced plans to remove the statue, erected Continue reading Charlottesville’s Legacy Shaping Up As Exact Opposite of What Alt-Right Wanted – Hit & Run : Reason.com