Susan Jacoby

Susan Jacoby is an independent scholar, speaker, and the author of a number of books on American intellectual history including the New York Times bestseller The Age of American Unreason and Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism. A new paperback edition of The Age of American Unreason will be issued in January 2018 by Vintage Books under the title The Age of American Unreason in a Culture of Lies.


Interviews with Susan Jacoby

The best books on Atheism, recommended by Susan Jacoby

The main reason for the survival of religion is not a desire to live a better life, but our fear of death, says atheist author and independent scholar Susan Jacoby. Here she recommends five books she considers essential to “understanding the merits of atheism.”

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