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Faith in America
10.31.03
Society and Community
Wendy Kaminer
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Wendy Kaminer: Biography

As an agnostic, a social critic, and as a legal scholar, Kaminer has written extensively about the intersection of religion and politics in America. Bill Moyers spoke with Wendy Kaminer on the intersection of religion and society today. Read Kaminer's article — "The Real Danger Behind the Christian Right" — published in the October/November issue of FREE INQUIRY, based on a paper she delivered at the Centery for Inquiry—Metro New York.

Wendy Kaminer
Wendy Kaminer writes about law, liberty, feminism, religion, and popular culture. Her latest book is FREE FOR ALL: DEFENDING LIBERTY IN AMERICA TODAY. A former Guggenheim Fellow, she is the author of six previous books: SLEEPING WITH EXTRA-TERRESTRIALS: THE RISE OF IRRATIONALISM AND PERILS OF PIETY; TRUE LOVE WAITS: ESSAYS AND CRITICISM; IT'S ALL THE RAGE: CRIME AND CULTURE; I'M DYSFUNCTIONAL,YOU'RE DYSFUNCTIONAL: THE RECOVERY MOVEMENT & OTHER SELF-HELP FASHIONS; A FEARFUL FREEDOM: WOMEN'S FLIGHT FROM EQUALITY; and WOMEN VOLUNTEERING: THE PLEASURE, PAIN & POLITICS OF UNPAID WORK. Her articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications including THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, THE AMERICAN PROSPECT, FREE INQUIRY, DISSENT, THE NATION, and NEWSWEEK. Her commentaries have aired on NPR’s "Morning Edition."

Before embarking on her writing career, Ms. Kaminer practiced law, as a staff attorney in the New York Legal Aid Society and the New York City Mayor's Office. She currently serves on the National Board of the American Civil Liberties Union.


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