The left’s young radicals will be no more forgiving to the liberal elites than the populists will. In the end, they too will turn on those who led them to ruin.
Enlightenment ideas have a long track record that shows the ideal of reason is not an illusion but a commonplace reality.
If you want to know how the American ‘miracle’ came to happen, start with 18th-century preacher Jonathan Mayhew, in the book ‘Father of Liberty.’
Jonah Goldberg’s defense of the legacy of the Enlightenment ends up being mostly a rehearsal of boilerplate 20th-century American conservatism.
Steven Pinker makes a good case that something has been going right in the modern world, but you’re on your own if you want to define exactly what that is.
Let us give Steven Pinker and Sam Harris their hearing. Let us follow them into the broad, sunlit uplands of their utopian moral landscape and see what we might find there.
Steven Pinker joins Ben Domenech on the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss how safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise across the globe.
Steven Pinker oversimplifies the Enlightenment by claiming it pits reason against faith. In fact, the Enlightenment sprung from Christian ideas of nature.
Who knows, Neil deGrasse Tyson, maybe when the aliens show up they will ask the pessimists, “What the f*** is wrong with you?”
As long as we have to fight, there is absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t let killer robots do our fighting for us.
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