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Enlightenment Now

The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Steven Pinker

Discover the gift of the Enlightenment in this groundbreaking assessment of the human condition in the 21st century. Follow cognitive scientist Steven Pinker as he encourages readers to step away from the doom and gloom headlines and embrace reason and science. Through stunning data and graphs, Pinker illustrates that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. But, Pinker warns, we must defend the Enlightenment ideal against human nature's tribalism, authoritarianism, demonization, and magical thinking. With literary flair, Enlightenment Now makes the case for reason, science, and humanism - the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progress.
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My new favorite book of all time.      source
Enlightenment Now is such a truly brilliant book, elegantly written, sparkling with wit, driving nails hard home on every page, I can only conclude that the few carping, mean-spirited negative reviewers are jealous.      source
I am in the middle of listening to @sapinker’s ”Enlightenment Now”. Simply brilliant! A must for anyone trying to make sense of the world. Factual optimism. Glad mother-in-law is getting me the physical version of the book for Christmas. Will re-read.      source
It is the most optimistic book I’ve read in a long time.      source
@dlowd @yudapearl @sapinker @black_in_ai @WiMLworkshop @DeepIndaba @kaifulee Having read both, I still recommend the book of Pinker 😊 Would love to chat once you’ve read it.      source
Happy #WorldBookDay! Here are some books human rights and liberalism which I have enjoyed over the past few years      source