If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred and irrationality. Yet, as Steven Pinker shows, if you follow the trend lines, you discover that our lives have become longer, healthier, safer and more prosperous – not just in the West, but worldwide.
With intellectual depth and literary flair, Enlightenment Now makes the case for reason, science and humanism: the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progress. March 28, 6-7 p.m. (book signing to follow); McIntyre Medical Building, Room 522. Get more information and register online.