Reference Materials - “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Prof. Steven Pinker – Feb 10

Click here for, inter alia, our traditional line-up of full-length book reviews from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.

This month is unusual because the NY Times had TWO book reviews of our focus book.

In case you don’t have time to read all four book reviews, the credentials of the four reviewers are –

New York Times – March 1, 2018 – review by –

Jannifer Szalai who is the Non-Fiction Book Critic for the New York Times. She was previously an editor for The New York Times Book Review and a senior editor for book reviews at Harper’s Magazine.

New York Times – March 4, 2018 – review by –

Sarah Bakewell who teaches creative writing at Oxford U and is the author of five books, one of which won Yale U’s Windham-Campbell Literature Prize for Non-Fiction in 2018.

Wall Street Journal – April 6, 2018 – review by –

Yoram Hazony who is the author of “The Virtue of Nationalism,” forthcoming from Basic, and an Israeli philosopher, Bible scholar and political theorist. He is president of the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem, and serves as the chairman of the Edmund Burke Foundation. Hazony founded the Shalem Center in Jerusalem in 1994, and was president and then provost until 2012. He designed the curriculum for Shalem College, Israel's first liberal arts college, established in 2013.

Washington Post – February 23, 2018 – review by –

Prof. Caroline Winterer who is Stanford U’s William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies. From 2013-2019, she was the Director of the Stanford Humanities Center. Among her many books is “American Enlightenments: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason.”
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