Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 31

This Week in Freethought History (August 25-31)

Barbara Ehrenreich

Read about forging the Shroud of Turin, American feminist activist Barbara Ehrenreich, Confucius, philosopher G. W. F. Hegel, writer Maurice Maeterlinck, investor Warren Buffet, scientist Hermann von Helmholtz and more …

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Aug 29

August 29: Maurice Maeterlinck (1862)

Maurice Maeterlinck

It was on this date, August 29, 1862, that Belgian symbolist playwright, poet and Nobel laureate Maurice Maeterlinck was born Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck in Ghent, Belgium, into a wealthy, French-speaking family. Education under Jesuit control and literary restrictions instilled in Maeterlinck a distaste for the Catholic Church and organized religion generally. “The decent …

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Aug 26

August 26: Barbara Ehrenreich (1941)

Barbara_Ehrenreich

It was on this date, August 26, 1941, that American feminist, democratic socialist, and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich was born Barbara Alexander in Butte, Montana, the daughter of a copper miner and a liberal Democrat. An award-winning columnist and essayist, Ehrenreich has been called “a veteran muckraker” by The New Yorker magazine for such works …

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