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Steven Pinker: “Populists are on the dark side of history”

Steven Pinker is one of the great figures of cognitive psychology and a specialist in the connections between mind and language. A tireless debater, popular science author and Harvard professor, his latest book: 'Enlightenment Now: The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress' takes issue with those whose apocalyptic vision for the world has cast them in the role of its savior – namely, the populists and the enemies of progress who appear to be gaining ground in the current global climate.