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Sam Harris is the author of the bestselling books “The End of Faith”, “Letter to a Christian Nation”, “The Moral Landscape”, “Free Will, Lying, and Waking Up” in addition to the forthcoming Islam and the “Future of Tolerance” (with Maajid Nawaz). He is a graduate in philosophy from Stanford...

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Sam Harris Responds to Chris Hedges’ ‘Fundamentalism Kills’ Column

On Tuesday, in a column that can be read here, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges criticized Sam Harris (above) as being a fundamentalist. We offered Harris, who was once a prominent contributor to this site, a chance to respond, and he has done so.

Posted on Jul 26, 2011


In Defense of Elitism

When it comes to politics, there is a mad love of mediocrity in this country. “They think they’re better than you!” is the refrain that (highly competent and cynical) Republican strategists have set loose among the crowd, and the crowd has grown drunk on it once again. “Sarah Palin is an ordinary person!” Yes, all too ordinary.

Posted on Sep 23, 2008


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Sam Harris Strikes Back

The following is Sam Harris’ response to Chris Hedges’ essay, “I Don’t Believe in Atheists.” Last week the two Truthdig contributors battled one another over the issues of religion and politics during a live debate in Los Angeles. While they both agree on the dangers posed by religious fundamentalism in America, their views on religion in general differ greatly, as you will soon read.

Posted on May 29, 2007


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Sam Harris: ‘God’s Rottweiler’ Barks

The bestselling author of “The End of Faith” responds to Pope Benedict XVI’s speech on the interplay between faith and reason. Harris: “It is ironic that a man who has just disparaged Islam as ‘evil’ and ‘inhuman’ before 250,000 onlookers and the world press is now talking about a ‘genuine dialogue of cultures.’ ”

Posted on Sep 16, 2006


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Sam Harris: The Language of Ignorance

The bestselling secularist author of “The End of Faith” delivers a scathing review of “The Language of God,” a new book by Human Genome Project head Francis Collins that attempts to demonstrate a harmony between science and evangelical Christianity.

Posted on Aug 15, 2006



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Sam Harris on the Reality of Islam

“The truth about Islam is as politically incorrect as it is terrifying: Islam is all fringe and no center,” writes America’s most prominent secularist in a challenging and provocative new essay.
UPDATE: Harris responds to a deluge of comments and some criticism.

Posted on Feb 7, 2006


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Sam Harris Takes On the Muslim Cartoon Controversy and His Critics

UPDATED: America’s most prominent secularist and author of the international bestseller “The End of Faith” reacts to the worldwide Islamic cartoon riots and responds to many of the criticisms lodged against his Truthdig essay “An Atheist Manifesto.”

Posted on Feb 3, 2006