About Sam Harris

Sam Harris is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation. He is a graduate in philosophy from Stanford University and has studied both Eastern and Western religious traditions, along with a variety of contemplative disciplines, for twenty years. Mr. Harris is now completing a doctorate in neuroscience. He and his work have been discussed in Newsweek, TIME , U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, The Economist, The Guardian, The Independent, Der Spiegel, The Globe and Mail, New Scientist, Wired, SEED Magazine, and many other journals. The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. Several foreign editions are in press. Mr. Harris makes regular appearances on television and radio to discuss the danger that religion now poses to modern societies. His essays have appeared in Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, The Times of London, The Boston Globe, and elsewhere. Visit Sam's website here.

Urgent Appeal: Please Help Protect Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Urgent Appeal: Please Help Protect Ayaan Hirsi Ali
By November 20, 2007

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the most prominent advocate of free speech and women's rights in the Muslim world, and for this she must live under perpetual armed guard, even in the West. Unfortunately, on October 1st of this year, the … Read More

Day 4 (Harris): Why Are Atheists So Angry?

Day 4 (Harris): Why Are Atheists So Angry?
By November 21, 2006

From: Sam Harris To: Dennis Prager Subject: Three Ways to Miss the Point Well, we seem to have arrived at the end of our debate without a true meeting of minds. I doubt either of us expected to change the … Read More

Day 3 (Harris): Why Are Atheists So Angry?

Day 3 (Harris): Why Are Atheists So Angry?
By November 20, 2006

From: Sam Harris To: Dennis Prager Subject: An Irrelevant Argument and Its Imaginary Facts This debate is fast drawing to a close, Dennis, and you have neither addressed my arguments nor presented any substantive arguments of your own. I certainly … Read More

Day 2 (Harris): Why Are Atheists So Angry?

Day 2 (Harris): Why Are Atheists So Angry?
By November 17, 2006

From: Sam Harris To: Dennis Prager Subject: The Burden of Proof Falls on the Faithful I should clear up a couple misconceptions you have about me. While I am very happy that you have admitted your own ignorance of the … Read More

Day 1 (Sam Harris): Why Are Atheists So Angry?

Day 1 (Sam Harris): Why Are Atheists So Angry?
By November 16, 2006

Earlier this year, Newsweek religion columnist Marc Gellman confessed that atheists had lately befuddled him: “What I simply do not understand is why they are often so angry,” Gellman lamented. “I just don’t get it.” Why are atheists so angry? … Read More