Volume 9, No.7 October 1999
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Girl guides/Teaching Goldman Sachs to write/Fighting for a grade, and more
The philosophy 'zine/Hitchhiking lizards/Life as a dog
FAITH NO MORE
As the number of religious students swells on American campuses, college atheists say they are increasingly under siege. Three years ago, secular humanist philosopher Paul Kurtz decided to do something about it. Now his Campus Freethought Alliance (CFA) has a growing membership at dozens of schools, a group house in upstate New York, and a calendar of festivities celebrating everything from Darwin's birthday to the decline of superstition. Is the CFA a genuine alternative to faith? Or just another form of groupthink?
by Emily Nussbaum
Novelist Milan Kundera survived a communist dictatorship in his native country to become the world's best-known Czech emigré. Today, he is dependent on an adoring Western audience that knows his work primarily in translation. But Kundera doesn't trust translators to represent his novels accurately. So after years of feuding with them and publicly repudiating their work, he is trying another solution. No longer content just to retranslate his books, he is actively rewriting them. Can anyone stop him?
by Caleb Crain
THE RADOSH FILE
Fifteen years ago, Ronald Radosh co-authored a classic account of the Rosenberg case, concluding that Julius Rosenberg was guilty of atomic espionage. The onetime radical historian was promptly excommunicated by many of his colleagues. But today he is preparing a book that promises to ignite just as much controversy: a daringly revisionist account of the Spanish civil war.
by Scott Sherman
Jim Holt restores teleology to its rightful place.
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