Monthly Archives: May 2013

May 15: Lady Mary Wortley Montague (1689)

It was on this date, May 15, 1689, that English writer Lady Mary Wortley Montague was born Mary Pierrepont in London. Self-educated in her family’s extensive private library, Mary began writing prose and poetry at an early age. She taught

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This Week in Freethought History (May 5-11)

Read about John William Draper’s “Conflict,” Sigmund Freud, David Hume, Edward Gibbon, The Pill and freedom for women, book burning by Nazis and other fanatics, Irving “God Bless America” Berlin, and more …

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About “Game of Thrones”

I’ve been thinking about Game of Thrones… Just once… I’d like to be treated to a popular TV show about a democratic republic with no games and no thrones and nobody is better than anybody because of what family they were

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This Week in Freethought History (April 28-May 4)

Read about fantasy novelist Terry Pratchett, ye Age of Chivalry, George Washington, the churches vs. working people, Catherine the Great of Russia, Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg, Darwin’s Bulldog, and more …

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John Mill