Selected Interviews with Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 2 cover

Selected Interviews with Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 2

Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899)

1. Guiteau and his Crime
2. Star Route and Politics
3. Politics and Prohibition
4. The Civil Rights Bill
5. Cuba - Zola and Theosophy
6. Capital Punishment and the Whipping Post
7. Expansion and Trusts
8. Politics and General Grant
9. Justice Harlan and the Civil Rights Bill
10. Ingersoll Catechised
11. The Labor Question
12. Henry George and Socialism
13. Ingersoll on McGlynn
14. Trial of the Chicago Anarchists
15. The Stage and the Pulpit
16. Protection and Free Trade
17. Labor, and Tariff Reform
18. James G. Blaine and Politics
19. Society and its Criminals
20. Woma's Right to Divorce
21. Music, Newspapers, Lynching and Arbitration
22. Prohibition
23. Working Girls
24. Protection For American Actors
25. Woman's Suffrage, Horse Racing, and Money
26. Missionaries
27. Word Painting and College Education
28. Tolstoy and Literature
29. The Church and the Stage
30. A Visit To Shaw's Garden

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A controversial lecturer and famous orator of the mid 1800's, Ingersoll railed against the absurdities of the Bible and cruelties of orthodox Christianity, tirelessly supported the arts, education, science, women’s rights, abolition, home, family, children, and human liberty, whose creed was: “Happiness is the only good, Reason the only torch, Justice the only worship, Humanity the only religion, and Love the only priest.” He was often attacked from the pulpit and in the press. Here are 30 more published interviews (from among hundreds), in which Ingersoll spoke extemporaneously, bitingly, sometimes hilariously, on a wide range of topics, with newspaper reporters of the day. (Compiled from The Works Of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 8, Dresden Edition, Pub. 1900. Summary by Michele Fry Proof-listening was done by both readers in each duet.