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Susan Jacoby

AKA Susan L. Jacoby

Born: 4-Jun-1945

Gender: Female
Religion: Atheist [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism

"In 2004, it is impossible to imagine an avowed atheist or agnostic winning the American presidency or even being nominated... Today, it is possible that Lincoln, who refused to join a church even though his advisors argued that some affiliation would help his election chances, could well be unacceptable as a major party presidential candidate." Freethinkers.

[1] Baptized a Roman Catholic, undertook sacrament of confirmation, 1956.

Father: Bob Jacoby (Jewish, converted to Catholicism)

    High School: Okemos High School, Okemos, MI
BA Journalism, Michigan State University

    The Washington Post
    Center for Inquiry NYC Program Director
    Jewish Ancestry Paternal

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Author of books:
Moscow Conversations (1972)
Wild Justice: The Evolution of Revenge (Oct-1984)
Half-Jew: A Daughter's Search for Her Family's Buried Past (May-2000)
Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism (2004)
The Age of American Unreason (2008)
Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age (2011)

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