Vitaly Malkin is a Russian businessman and investor. He has been a physicist, banker and senator (from 2004 to 2013). Malkin became interested in philosophy and history of religion while engaged in his philanthropic activities for the Fondation Era and Fondation Espoir, and from his extensive travels around the world. Living now in Europe, Malkin has fully dedicated himself to writing and to continuing his work as a philanthropist.
Malkin's book, while meticulously researched and written in great depth, is very accessible to the average reader. I would challenge you to buy a copy and share it with those friends and family members who might be willing to learn and reason.--Karen Garst, PhD Faithless Feminist Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, Dangerous Illusions: How Religion Deprives Us of Happiness is an iconoclastic and philosophical tour-de-force from beginning to end.--Midwest Book Review Russian billionaire Malkin sets out to explore the irrational demands of religion, scrutinizing such topics as asceticism, celibacy, evil, pleasure, sex, and suffering.--Publishers Weekly