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Memoir

Memoir

The author remembers his search for self in the vivid loneliness of youth. [...]
The Fluctuating Sense of Self in Anna Karenina

The Fluctuating Sense of Self in Anna Karenina

Russian history is marked by a search for personal and national identity, as the nation moved from czarist rule to communism to dictatorship under Putin. The novels of Leo Tolstoy presage th [...]
A Blushing White Woman is not a Woman of Colour

A Blushing White Woman is not a Woman of Colour

We’ve never before been so aware that the lives of all people matter, that all the challenges we face are global, and that we are all in it together. [...]
Identity and Identity Politics

Identity and Identity Politics

While at present there may seem to be a strong analogy between transsexualism and transracialism, these phenomena are treated very differently in contemporary culture. Self-identification is [...]
Identity as Choice

Identity as Choice

But this devotion to a Party that has become so mean-spirited and violent does not fit the profile of those Republicans I know and love. These were — still are — generous, law-abiding, commu [...]
Identity Anthems – their comforts, uses and pitfalls

Identity Anthems – their comforts, uses and pitfalls

Violations of anyone’s human rights should be the concern of all, no matter one’s identity. Our shared humanity requires it. [...]
Who Am I?

Who Am I?

The challenge for us and for all humanity is to work towards a time when society becomes a big tent that does not leave anyone out, where the benefits of positive social identities do not de [...]
Why I Am a Humanist

Why I Am a Humanist

Why do our readers (some of them at least) identify themselves as humanists? In what we hope will be the first in a series, Elka Enola tells her story. We invite other humanists to do the sa [...]
Editorial: Why I Am a Humanist

Editorial: Why I Am a Humanist

What do we mean when we identify ourselves as humanists? HP Editor Gary Bauslaugh writes his answer to this question, as does Elka Enola of the Humanist Association of Toronto. We invite oth [...]
In the News… Who Am I? Who are You? Mysteries of Identity

In the News… Who Am I? Who are You? Mysteries of Identity

Identity both enriches human experience and diminishes it through prejudice, intolerance and violence. As we see every day, in the news, civilization is constantly under threat by the bad so [...]
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