Susan Jacoby is author of Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism. She began her writing career at the Washington Post. She has written six previous books and is director of the Center for Inquiry-Metro New York. Her op-eds promoting the separation of church and state have appeared regularly in The New York Times, TomPaine.com, and the Washington Post.
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