How Atheists, Satanists, Pagans, and Others Are Demanding Their Rightful Place in Public Life
Our Non-Christian Nation is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the contemporary battles over religion’s role in our national politics and culture.
—Phil Zuckerman, author of Living the Secular Life
For a painless lesson in constitutional theory for the layman, underscoring the “lay,” you’ve got to read this book.
—Laurence H. Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School
A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide
Wexler genuinely and thoughtfully wrestles with the tension between caring for the earth and caring for the people who find these rituals so meaningful. It is a reminder that, for good or ill, the actions of a faithful few can have a major impact.
And Other Stories
This is funny stuff, and I hope that Jay Wexler will donate his brain to neuroscience so we can see what’s up with it. —Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of How the Mind Works
Understanding the Constitution through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions
[This] wise and funny treatise reminds us that the Constitution is, like the men who drafted it, brilliant but imperfect. I learned more reading this book than in my entire college career. This isn’t saying much given my college career, I realize. But I now plan to attend law school. It’s that good.
—Steve Almond, author of God Bless America
A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church/State Wars
I’ve read a lot of entertaining travelogues and informative studies of Supreme Court cases, but never at the same time. Think Sarah Vowell’s Assassination Vacation meets Peter Irons’ The Courage of Their Convictions. Thank God for Holy Hullabaloos.
—Pamela Karlan, founding director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at Stanford University
If you'd like to watch Penny Lane and I discuss modern Satanism from the amazing Strand bookstore, with bonus footage of me spilling whiskey on myself, the video is now online. You can watch it here.
CSPAN2 was kind enough to film the Non-Christian Nation event that I did with Penny Lane at the Strand Bookstore a couple of weeks ago, and they will be showing it on their BookTV show Saturday night, June 29th, at 11:03 pm Eastern Time. I think SNL is on summer...
Jef Rouner reviewed Our Non-Christian Nation in the Houston Chronicle. It was a great review, thanks Jef!! The review ran only in the print edition of the paper so it's not really online. But here's a key paragraph: "Our Non-Christian Nation" is a fascinating read,...