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This is yet another important masterpiece by Pinker, but not quite perfect. He talks extensively throughout the book about Tronald Dump and what caused him, but he never actually figured it out. He neglects to recognize that the primary reason Dump beat Hillary was because she was widely hated by both progressives and conservatards, and she was hated, not just because of her obnoxiously ignorant personality, but because she represented Neo-liberalism to an extreme degree, and was openly sponsored by Wall Street executives and the millionaire / billionaire class of which she is a leading member. Pinker might want to read Chomsky's thesis on Hillary's loss before he professes to us, the working class, about it. Sadly Pinker is a bit of a Neo-liberal himself. Ironically he professes throughout the book on the problems of cognitive bias but can't recognize his own political bias in regards to the needs and wants of the working class. He correctly labels Dump a demagogue but also says he's a populist but never recognizes that Bernie was the actual populist in that election whereas Dump was a fake populist, and there is a huge distinction between the two which is never mentioned. I have other minor disagreements with Pinker in this book and his previous book as well, but even still I consider both very important works by Pinker that need to be read.
Plain language. Straightforward writer. Easily takes complex issues and deconstructs them in a manner so that a 13 year old could understand.
One of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World Today," Steven Pinker is the author of seven books, including How the Mind Works and The Blank Slate both Pulitzer Prize finalists and winners of the William James Book Award. He is an award-winning researcher and teacher, and a frequent contributor to Time and the New York Times.