Susan Jacoby is the author of five books, including "Wild Justice," a Pulitzer Prize finalist. A contributor to "The Washington Post," T"he New York Times," "Newsday," and "Vogue," she lives in New York City.
""Freethinkers" is not only a good book, it is a necessary one. Ranging from the freethinking Revolution to the pious administration of George W. Bush, this dramatic study offers a welcome reminder that the Founding Fathers were intent on keeping church and state firmly separated. Lively, impassioned, and impartial, Susan Jacoby's argument deserves more than respect; it deserves support." -Peter Gay, Sterling Professor of History Emeritus, Yale University"This book is fresh air for those who defend the separation of church and state. Here, clearly written and without apologetics, is the noble record of the struggle to retain America's precious freedom of conscience, her pride for two centuries, now under threat from the political Right as never before." -Arthur Miller