Why David Brooks Should Stop Using the Word 'Tribe'
Brooks depends on a lazy and ignorant story about tribalism to bolster a specific myth about American exceptionalism.
Steven Pinker's Radical Brand of 'Contingent Optimism'
The Harvard University psychologist argues humans have the capability to deal with the huge challenges we face. But will we? That's a different question.
Steven Pinker: Science Is, Undeniably, Making the World a Better Place
Oliver Burkeman explores human nature, violence, feminism, and religion with one of the world’s most controversial cognitive scientists. Can he dent Steven Pinker’s optimism?