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Steven Pinker’s ideas are fatally flawed

Jeremy Lent – New Society Publishers

By Jeremy Lent (Originally published at Open Democracy. Published here unchanged under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International licence.

My previous post discussed the thesis that the world is dramatically better than at any other time in history. Among those who share this view is Steven Pinker. But Jeremy Lent has offered a critique of Pinker’s arguments. Continue reading Steven Pinker’s ideas are fatally flawed

Life is Getting Better: Why Don’t We Believe it?


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According to just about all decent measures the present is better than the past. It is likely that the future will be better than the present. Most people believe the opposite. The mass media promotes this false opposite. The long-established label for this view is reactionary. Continue reading Life is Getting Better: Why Don’t We Believe it?