Episode 14 of my video and podcast series, Salon of the Refused, is now available.
I talk with Steven Pinker, author of Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, about the legacy of the Enlightenment. The conversation includes: exactly how good the state of the world is, “thick” versus “thin” philosophy, the Counter-Enlightenment backlash, Ayn Rand, the welfare state, and why it’s ironic that everyone is so eager to watch “Game of Thrones.”
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