Enlightenment Now
A review of

Enlightenment Now

The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Steven PinkerViking • 2018

Embrace the Enlightenment

by David Meyer

Public intellectual, Harvard professor and prolific bestseller Steven Pinker makes a thorough, data-backed, optimistic case for the gifts the Enlightenment brought humanity.

In this best-selling New York Times and Economist Book of the Year, Steven Pinker, PhD, argues that for more than 200 years, the Age of Enlightenment drove progress in health, human rights, and efforts to prevent poverty, crime and war. Pinker presents his thesis with vast data, startling graphs and infectious enthusiasm for human progress. 

A true public intellectual, Pinker is the Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, and one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World Today and Foreign Policy’s 100 Global Thinkers.

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