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New Humanist is a quarterly magazine published by the Rationalist Association, a historic 125-year-old UK charity promoting science, reason, humanism, and free thought. Visit to learn more about our work and find links to the latest and very best news, essays, blogs and information from the world’s finest free thinking authors. Writers and contributors include Richard Dawkins, Laurie Taylor, Mary Midgley, Michael Bywater, Marilynne Robinson, Philip Pullman, Ricky Gervais, Noam Chomsky and many more.

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  • "Ignorance really is blissful, especially for the powerful"
    le 12/11/2019 à 6:24

    When Britain's phone hacking scandal broke in 2011, Rupert Murdoch - the CEO of News International - gave the defence that he knew nothing about the criminal activities in his media empire. This demonstrated a recurring pattern in history in which figureheads for major companies, political leaders […]

  • Why we need serious action on antibiotic resistance
    le 12/11/2019 à 5:55

    This article appears in the Witness section of the Winter 2019 issue of the New Humanist. Subscribe today. Antibiotic resistance is one of the most worrying trends of the modern age. If antibiotics are taken inappropriately, harmful bacteria living inside the body can become resistant to the […]

  • A welcome change in Northern Ireland
    le 12/11/2019 à 5:53

    This article appears in the Witness section of the Winter 2019 issue of the New Humanist. Subscribe today. As the clock ticked towards midnight on Monday 21 October, equality campaigners in Northern Ireland celebrated. At that moment, laws extending abortion and marriage rights came into force. […]

  • "Laughing is not a political action"
    le 06/11/2019 à 12:34

    Ece Temelkuran is one of Turkey’s best known political commentators and a prominent critic of the Turkish government. Her latest book "How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship" (Fourth Estate) is written as a warning that populism and nationalism don’t march […]

  • You don’t know whether to laugh or cry
    le 04/11/2019 à 11:20

    This article is a preview from the Autumn 2019 edition of New Humanist My older sister was explaining why her husband Arthur had refused to attend any more sessions of the local dementia group. “He seemed to enjoy it at first but then announced that he was not going again because there were […]

  • In a word: violence
    le 01/11/2019 à 10:50

    This article is a preview from the Autumn 2019 edition of New Humanist violence late 13th century, from Latin “violentia” Last October, there was a debate about violent language. This arose because an anonymous group of Tory MPs had talked about Theresa May needing to “bring a […]

  • Book review: Under Pressure
    le 28/10/2019 à 11:15

    This article is a preview from the Autumn 2019 edition of New Humanist Under Pressure (Istros) by Faruk Šehić (translated by Mirza Purić) Faruk Šehić is a Bosnian novelist and journalist, who has been likened to Ernest Hemingway for his terse narrative style and […]

  • Book review: The Class Ceiling
    le 24/10/2019 à 10:13

    This article is a preview from the Autumn 2019 edition of New Humanist The Class Ceiling: Why It Pays to Be Privileged (Policy Press) by Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison The term “glass ceiling” was coined to identify the hidden barriers which hold high-achieving women back from […]

  • 10 amazing facts about the Moon
    le 22/10/2019 à 12:02

    This article is a preview from the Autumn 2019 edition of New Humanist This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. When Neil Armstrong climbed down the ladder from the Apollo 11 lunar module and became the first person to step onto another world, it was arguably the most […]

  • Book review: A History of the Bible
    le 16/10/2019 à 9:43

    This article is a preview from the Autumn 2019 edition of New Humanist A History of the Bible: The Book and its Faiths (Allen Lane) by John BartonEven a reader familiar with the fraught and bloodstained history of the Bible will come away from John Barton’s sizeable new study having learned a […]

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