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TS-frontSept2014The 141st Anniversary Issue (September 2014) issue includes:

  •  James Hervey Johnson on religion
  • Part One of Freethought, Anarchism, and the Struggle for Free Speech, a series on Thomas Paine by Gary Berton
  • Paul Krassner’s article on Lenny Bruce’s fight for free speech
  • Excerpts from American Freethought series and D.M. Bennett: The Truth Seeker by Roderick Bradford, and From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act by Christopher M. Finan

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Jan2015coverThe January 2015 issue, dedicated to Thomas Paine, includes:

  • Part Two of Freethought, Anarchism, and the Struggle for Free Speech, a series on Thomas Paine by Gary Berton
  • The Philosophy of Thomas Paine, by Thomas Edison
  • Thomas Paine, a lecture by Robert Ingersoll
  • Excerpts from American Freethought series and D.M. Bennett: The Truth Seeker by Roderick Bradford
  • Remembering Steve Allen, by Paul Krassner
  • Book review by Gary Berton

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January 2015 issue $12.95, includes shipping.


TS-May coverThe May 2015 issue, dedicated to Free Speech, includes:

  • Chris Finan on Charlie Hebdo
  • Paul Krassner’s déjà vu about the Muhammad cartoon controversy
  • D.M. Bennett’s An Open Letter to Jesus Christ
  • James Hervey Johnson’s Case Against Religion
  • Watson Heston’s editorial cartoons
  • Atheism and Blasphemy excerpt from American Freethought series
  • Book review by Gary Berton

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May 2015 issue $12.95, includes shipping.
Limited number of copies available.


SeptCOVER-web The September 2015 issue, dedicated to Robert Ingersoll, includes:

  • The Great Agnostic, American Freethought film series excerpt about Robert G. Ingersoll
  • Thomas Larson’s article on the non-action attitude on global warming by evangelicals and the Christian Congress
  • D.M. Bennett and Robert Ingersoll visit “Dr.” Henry Slade, the “clairvoyant physician”
  • Charles Darwin’s religious views revealed
  • Clarence Darrow explains his agnosticism
  • Book excerpt from God and Government by Rev. Barry Lynn

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September 2015 issue $12.95, includes shipping.
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TS-JAN-APRIL2016-cover The commemorative  January-April 2016 “Heroines of American Freethought” issue focuses on 19th-century freethinking females known for their contribution to freedom of expression and association with the Truth Seeker.

  • “Angels, Anarchists, and Atheists” article by Robert Helms
  • Interview with atheist activist Brigit Clarke-Smith
  • The oppression of women in Christianity and Islam
  • Paul Krassner’s abortion referral service article
  • “The Heretical Abolitionists” and The Trinity excerpts from the American Freethought film series and D.M. Bennett: The Truth Seeker biography by Roderick Bradford
  • “Ingersoll in Soprano” by author Kimberly A. Hamlin
  • “Spotlight” film review

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January-April 2016 issue $12.95, includes shipping.
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TS6coverforwebThe  May-August 2016 issue focuses on religion’s role in taxes, government, politics, and the pursuit of justice.

  • “Herndon’s Lincoln”, American Freethought Film Series excerpt with commentary by David R. Contosta
  • “The Taxman Cometh—Not” by Thomas Larson
  • “Islamic Law and the West” by author Elham Manea
  • Paul Krassner’s article on “How and Why Scientology Sucks”
  • “Was Mother Teresa a Fraud?”, an exposé by Nolan Dalla
  • Cover-ups by the church in “Pious Predators” and “Catholic Church’s Secret Archives Key to Exposing Sex Abuse”, from Morning Call newspaper
  • Ian Ruskin’s Thomas Paine film review, also by Thomas Larson

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May-August 2016 issue $12.95, includes shipping.
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ts7-sept_dec1026-coverThe September-December 2016 issue focuses on censorship and religious propaganda.

  • Counterculture icon Paul Krassner remembers Lenny Bruce
  • Thomas Larson’s article on Christian propaganda films.
  • Gary Berton sets the record straight about Thomas Paine
  • D.M. Bennett debunks the Bible
  • “Two Leaves of Grass” excerpt from Roderick Bradford’s biography of D.M. Bennett
  • Walt Whitman recounts his talks with a man who knew Thomas Paine

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Jan-Apr2017-coverThe January-April 2017 commemorates World War I.

  • In “The Truth Seeker and the Great War” article, we examine our magazine’s exclusion from the U.S. mail for allegedly violating the espionage act
  • Atheist and Vietnam veteran Philip K. Paulson writes about his combat experience
  • The suppression of dissent during World War l is chronicled by Wendy McElroy
  • Wilfred Owen—the First World War’s greatest poet—is remembered by Thomas Larson
  • Historian Philip Jenkins writes about the birth of Modern Islam and is interviewed about his book The Great and Holy War: How World War l Became a Religious Crusade
  • Leigh E. Schmidt’s Village Atheists is reviewed by Gary Berton
  • Dr. Joan Hoff pays tribute to Jeannette Rankin, the “gallant warrior for peace” and first woman elected to national office
  • Environmental conservationist, M. Frederik Smith recounts his childhood memories of patriotism during the First World War
  • “Warfare By Mudballs” covers the scandal surrounding the exposure of D.M. Bennett’s love letters and we make our case for his posthumous pardon

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