Enlightenment Now Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
Enlightenment Now is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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Research based optimism
One cannot quibble with data, facts, evidence and research. Dr. Pinker presents these in this important book about how we are indeed living in enlightened times, despite the tragic and terrifying school shootings, etc. Though there are a couple times when this book is a difficult read, the scholarly approach of this book is imperative. One cannot help but feel uplifted about how humanity is progressing. The various media paint a mostly pessimistic view of our race by focusing on the negative. Dr. Pinker helps us see past the negativity. The research based charts and graphs are pretty amazing. We are not going to hell in a hand basket.
Knowledge is power
The world is getting better. Much much better. This progress was not inevitable and it was hard won by many humans who attempted to solve the difficult problems they faced. Reason, science and humanism represent the best ideas that humanity has come up with to ensure human flourishing. Professor Pinker makes a stirring, evidence-based defense of these values. Thank you so much.