Susan Jacoby




Stories by Susan Jacoby
Eulogy for my friend journalist William Raspberry

Marvin Joseph WASHINGTON, DC- JUNE 26 William Raspberry attending the Raspberry Roast at the Washington Post in Washington, D.C. on … Continued

American atheists must define themselves, not be defined by the religious

I am sorry to tell you that this will be my last regular “Spirited Atheist” column, and I want to … Continued

Sleep Mad, Christopher Hitchens, in this age of American unreason

MARVIN JOSEPH WASHINGTON POST English-born author, 62, who had lived in Washington since 1982, was a master of the persuasive … Continued

Egypt’s elections and the risky rule of God

ODD ANDERSEN AFP/GETTY IMAGES An Egyptian flag is placed next to the flag of the Freedom and Justice Party, founded … Continued

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the morality of money

Lynne Sladky AP In this Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, photo, shoppers stop to look at a display while shopping at … Continued

Christian politicians exalt suffering in GOP campaign

Imagine that the year is 1932 and presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt, instead of addressing himself to the economic paralysis … Continued

Breaking children’s spirits in God’s name

“To Train Up a Child” is the revealing title of an authoritarian child-rearing manual, written by a right-wing evangelical pastor … Continued

Educating fundamentalists

If there is one thing that infuriates defenders of the faiths about atheists, it is that we keep pointing out … Continued

Mississippi ‘personhood’ amendment takes aim at birth control as well as abortion

Due to the serious illnesses of two family members, the Spirited Atheist has been absent from this column for two … Continued

Our products, ourselves: The glorification and demonization of Steve Jobs

Hiro Komae AP Apple computer fans hold their iPhones and iPads displaying candle graphics during a candle light vigil to … Continued