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Cincinnati :: OH :: USA | over 1 year ago

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March 8, 2013 Susan Jacoby, whose previous books include Freethinkers and The Age of American Unreason, begins The Great Agnostic by asking why some people famous in their own time become part of our national memory and others fade into oblivion.

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Los Angeles :: CA :: USA | over 1 year ago

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Every year, the number of elderly people increases in both developed and developing countries, thanks to modern medicine's genius for pushing back the frontiers of death...There are shops in image-obsessed Beverly Hills packed with pills and potions

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Sacramento :: KY :: USA | over 1 year ago

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Retirement is nowhere on the horizon for 52-year-old Michael Monk, either – but for entirely different reasons. His small construction company went under during the recession, and he and his wife liquidated their savings to pay bills...Now he's

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Minneapolis :: MN :: USA | almost 2 years ago

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10/14/2012 02:05:32 PM PDT Updated:   10/14/2012 02:05:32 PM PDT You suffer more aches and pains. Your middle is expanding, your hairline receding, and new wrinkles seem to pop up like dandelions. Sooner or later, you're bound to get bad news from

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New York City :: NY :: USA | almost 2 years ago

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Death erases parents, friends, and spouses from our maps of the world, desertifying and shrinking the terrain. Even deaths of people we did not particularly like provoke a queasy feeling that our own extinction is rushing toward us, unthinkable and

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London :: United Kingdom | over 2 years ago

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One such prejudice is that ageing has been redefined as a state of mind, in which people are exhorted somehow to think themselves young. This means, argues Jacoby, that the real problems of disease and infirmity associated with real, old old age' are

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London :: United Kingdom | almost 3 years ago

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Why the New Atheism is a boys' club Is it that female intellectuals are less rational and contrarian than male secularists?...Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion, and for many, the spiritual leader of the New Atheism. Photograph: Murdo

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New York City :: NY :: USA | over 3 years ago

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Two authors disagree on the 'senior' years Book reviews: "Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age," by Susan Jacoby. Pantheon, $27.95. "Lastingness: The Art of Old Age," by Nicholas Delbanco...The group causing the most concern and

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Miami :: FL :: USA | over 3 years ago

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Questioning cultural and religious certainties, refusing to be pigeonholed into any simple ideological or political categories and generally upsetting all and sundry are surefire ways to alienate oneself. But when the purpose behind such behavior is

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San Francisco :: CA :: USA | almost 4 years ago

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Liberals and religion and culture Susan Jacoby is a writer I admire, author of the excellent book Freethinkers from a few years ago, which I commend to you if you're not familiar. Now she has a piece up at BQO (Big Questions Online) about ostensibly

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