61, Number 2
Cover Story: The New Peace Initiative
Stopping the New Nuclear Arms Race
by David Krieger
With governments having failed repeatedly to keep their
promises and work toward elimination of the world's nuclear
arsenals, and with new U.S. plans to create a national missile
defense system, We the People need to take the initiative before
humanity's time runs out.
The New Agenda Coalition for Nuclear Abolition
by Tad Daley
That nuclear weapons states can be pressured was proved
last year when a coalition of non-nuclear nations put the heat on
and made the nuclear powers commit to total nuclear disarmament.
But will the pledge be kept?
An Opportunity for World Response
by Rachel Massey
Radical changes in our weather demonstrate that global
warming is real. And as the public comes to accept this, there is
an unparalleled opportunity to make the necessary economic reforms
that can save our planet.
Body Knowledge, Empathy, and the Body Politic
by Jude Todd
When Enlightenment rationalists glorified a disembodied
reason, they fostered a system of ethics so out of touch with
human need and compassion that the very wars and atrocities they
sought to eliminate reemerged at a level far worse than before.
Special Section: Sixty Years of the Humanist
We present for your reflection a selection of
Humanist essays—one from each decade—illustrating the
issues and attitudes contemporary to their publication, as well as
the evolution of the thought and intent of the magazine.
Sources of Humanism in Human Nature
by James H. Leuba
Civil Rights and Ethical Responsibilities
by Algernon D. Black
Humanism and Peace
by Linus Pauling
Women Against Themselves
by Miriam Allen de Ford
The Moral Majority vs. Humanism
by Maxine Negri
The Humanist Agenda
by Gerald A. Larue
Letters to the Editor
Vouchers, Lies, and Public Schools
The Narrow Separation of Press and State
To Bind Again
Civil Liberties Watch: Fundamental Flaws in the U.S. Electoral
Watch on the Right: Hard on the Stomach
Church and State
Watch on the Left: The Coup d'etat at Pacifica
The Skeptical Eye: Exorcism Lives!
Living Humanism: A Lesson Before Living
First Person: Fences