Steven Pinker is doing a lot of very important work right now disproving that we’re living in dire times of mass violence. He is refreshingly optimistic, which is nice in a day and age where everybody is predicting the end of the world for various reasons.
I share a lot of Ben Shapiro’s criticisms of Steven Pinker; that he doesn’t give religion enough credit for the times we now live in, I think he is a little harsh on Judeo-Christian values overall. But nevertheless he is a brilliant thinker, and I appreciate that he looks so much like a Hobbit.
-Senior Editor A.