Rationality doesn’t come cheap — not if you’re buying Richard Dawkins’ brand. In this week’s Spectator, Andrew Brown examines the costly cult of personality that has grown up around the professor; and the stratospheric cost of supporting his work. But your money doesn’t just aid Dawkins’ monstering of tithe-bloated religion — there are discounts and money-can-buy treats for non-believers too. So, what do you get?
For $85 a month or $1,000 a year – Reason Circle membership
- Invitation to member-only event with personalities from Dawkin’s foundation
- A discount for all purchases in the richarddawkins.net store
For $210 a month or $2,499 a year – Science Circle membership
- One ticket to an invitation-only event with Dawkins, as well as all the benefits above
For $420 a month or $5,000 a year – Darwin Circle membership
- Everything above and another two tickets to an invitation-only event with Dawkins
$10,000 to $24,999 a year – Fifth Horseman Circle membership
- All the above plus three more tickets to an invitation-only event with Dawkins
- A private lunch with the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science Executive Director Robyn Blumner
$25,000 to $99,000 a year – Evolution Circle membership
- Five seats at a table at an invitation-only event with Dawkins – plus everything listed above
$100,000 to $500,000 a year – Magic of Reality Circle membership
- Private breakfast or lunch with Richard Dawkins
- A whole table at an invitation-only event with Dawkins – plus everything listed above
Make a donation of that size to a political party and you might (entirely coincidentally) find yourself made a peer a few months later. But if you’re more tempted by lunch with Richard, click here to join the enlightened.
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