Friday, 9 December 2011

January issue of New Humanist – on sale 15 December

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The Americans are coming! The new issue of New Humanist pays tribute to the special relationship, with some awesome US-themed content.

Our cover story is by Brooklyn-based journalist Abby Ohlheiser and takes a look at the Republican candidates going after the God ‘n’ Guns voters in their attempt to secure the presidential nomination. With cover-star Sarah Palin out of the running, we look at how she is positioning herself as kingmaker in the race to take on Obama.

In a more personal vein, Washington DC-based journalist Jamila Bey writes about what it’s like to be black female and atheist in America. On the cultural front we pay tribute to America’s first family – no, not the Obamas – The Simpsons, and look back at their 22-years of satirising faith, American-style. Rounding up the US content we have persuaded Vanity Fair editor at large Cullen Murphy to write about what he discovered in the Vatican archives in writing his new book on the legacy of the Inquisition.

But it’s not all about the US of A – we also feature comedian Andy Hamilton on why he has sympathy for the Devil, biographer Claire Tomalin talks about the double life of Charles Dickens, Kitty Ferguson tells us why Stephen Hawking is such an iconic scientist, we talk to Middle East expert Fuad Nahdi about the Arab Spring and what comes next, and Sally Feldman tells us why it’s not humanist to diet. New Year nourishment from New Humanist.

To get your copy, why not take the rational option and subscribe for just £21 (£25 non-UK)? Or you will find us in hundreds of stores nationwide, including selected WH Smiths (use the store finder box on our home page to find a stockist).
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