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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 7:00 PM
Mass Humanities, Harvard Book Store, and WBUR welcome acclaimed linguist, cognitive scientist, and award-winning author STEVEN PINKER for a discussion of his latest book, "Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress." He will be joined in conversation by Radio Open Source's CHRISTOPHER LYDON. The follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking The Better Angels of Our Nature presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.