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A call for defence of the values of the enlightenment: science, reason and humanism - these posited as the virtues under threat by fundamentalism and right wing populism. Bill Gates describes "Enlightenment Now" as 'my new favourite book of all time'.
Steven Pinker is one of the world's most influential thinkers and writers on the human condition. His popular and highly praised books include The Better Angels of Our Nature , The Sense of Style , The Stuff of Thought , The Blank Slate , How the Mind Works , and The Language Instinct . The recipient of several major awards for his teaching, books, and scientific research, Pinker is Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He also writes frequently for The New York Times , the Guardian and other publications. He has been named Humanist of the Year, Prospect magazine's "The World's Top 100 Public Intellectuals," Foreign Policy's "100 Global Thinkers," and Time magazine's "The 100 Most Influential People in the World Today."