Humanly Possible: Seven Hundred Years of Humanist Freethinking, Enquiry and Hope
Humanly Possible introduces us to some humanist thinkers and asks what humanism is and why it has flourished for so long, despite opposition from fanatics, mystics and tyrants. It is a book brimming with ideas, personalities and experiments in living - from Erasmus to Esperanto, from anatomists to agnostics, It joyfully celebrates open-mindedness, optimism, freedom and the power of the here and now - humanist values which have helped steer us through dark times in the past, and which are just as urgently needed in our world today.
(Sarah Bakewell is not a member of IW Humanists, but this was the best place to post a link to her excellent new book. During April 2023 there are readings available on BBC Sounds)