Discussion Resources

Discussion resources: THE TRAGIC PERFECTION OF AMERICAN GIRLS, The Role Played by Religion

June 26, 2018

American Women,” Pearl S. Buck, Harpers Magazine, March 2018

Stop shaming women for seeking equal power in the church,” Jamie Manson, National Catholic Reporter, August 17 2016


Discussion resources: What Really Matters

February 22, 2016

Getting Humanism Right Side Up,” The Humanist Magazine, January – February 2015


Discussion resources: Intellectualism in America: Critical Thinking VS Social Media

July 27, 2015

“Anti-Intellectualism and the “Dumbing Down” of America”, Psychology Today, post published in Wired for Success, Ray Williams, July 7, 2015

“The Bullying Pulpit”, The New York Times, opinion pages, Bill Keller, March 5, 2013

“Anti-intellectualism is killing America”, Psychology Today, post published in Our Humanity, Naturally, David Niose, June 23, 2015

“Fighting back against anti-intellectualism” Psychology Today, post published in Our Humanity, Naturally, David Niose, June 28, 2015

“Richard Hofstader and America’s New Wave of Anti-intellectualism”, The Daily Beast (online), David Masciotra, March 9, 2014

Follow David Niose on Twitter

Idiot America: How Stupidity Became A Virtue In The Land Of The Free. By Charles P. Pierce

Fact-checking websites:
Politifact.com (Tampa Bay Times)
FactCheck.org (Annenberg Public Policy Center)
The Fact Checker (The Washington Post)
OpenSecrets.org (Center for Responsive Politics)

Discussion resources: The Attack on Truth

June 29, 2015

“The Attack on Truth”, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Lee McIntyre, June 8, 2015

Discussion resources: Understanding the Definition of Good

May 18, 2015

Good Without God, Greg Epstein

Discussion resources: Secular Humanism is not a Religion

March 23, 2015

“Secular Humanism: Not a Religion”, Center for Inquiry (online), Tom Flynn, Ronald A. Lindsay, and Nicholas J. Little, published as the lead editorial in the February-March 2015 issue of Free Inquiry

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