Think progress is a myth? Measure it

Steven Pinker writes ‘we’re apt to mistake the harms around us for signs of how low the world has sunk rather than how high our standards have risen.’ What does the data say?

Steven Pinker writes ‘we’re apt to mistake the harms around us for signs of how low the world has sunk rather than how high our standards have risen.’ What does the data say?

Adapted from Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker, published by Viking

Featured image: Steven Pinker, photographed at Harvard University by Rose Lincoln

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