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The first copy of my subscription to New Humanist has arrived. A few articles of interest.

Meera Nanda's review of Holy Warriors: A journey into the heart of Indian fundamentalism.

A C Grayling is in no charitable mood as he gives one Mr John Gray a good beating for being an apologist for religion and for getting many ideas backwards.

Sally Feldman in Clouded Judgement smokes out every historical, philosophical, existential, political and intellectual references to the cigar to mark the smoking ban now in effect in England. I am relieved to note that she does come to the rational case before ending her elegy written in a smoke-filled rationalist bar.

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