Friday, 15 January 2010
Dear reader, our blog has moved to a new address.
Do come on over (and change your bookmarks accordingly): rationalist.org.uk
It seems that some of you loyal readers have noticed that we haven't sent this months's New Humanist yet, judging by the guy who just called the office and said "Where the HELL is my New Humanist". We were far too polite to mention that we don't believe in hell, and instead assured him, as I am assuring you lot, that the magazine in the post and should be with you - if you are a subscriber that is (and if not sort that out) - any day now. What you won't know yet is that the cover story is a discussion between two top philosophers – AC Grayling and Tzvetan Todorov – about the legacy of the Enlightenment. The subject is not new, but they are both such clear and lucid speakers that they make it sound fresh and have fascinating debates about Rousseau, deism, science, human rights and Mars. In the magazine we published a 2,000 word edited version, which we'll put online next week. But to tide you over until your magazine comes, and as a special treat, we have just published the full transcript of the discussion – which took place on 7 Dec 2009, marking the publication of Todorov's brilliantly readable new book In Defence of the Enlightenment. Read the discussion here.