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  • Enlightenment Now

  • The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
  • Written by: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
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Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data: Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West but worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intellectual optimistic Steven Pinker did it again

  • By Justin Greeno on 2018-04-07

Much needed enlightenment

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Reviewed: 2019-01-01

There are some important ideas in this book but I found my mind lose focus now and then due to the dry reading style and somewhat wandering narrative. Still a great book in spite of these issues, might be a better experience reading the book in print.