Key Insights From:
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
- Reason was the cornerstone of the Enlightenment that furthered science, humanism and progress.
- The vast improvements in quality of life around the world over the past 200 years vindicate Enlightenment ideals.
- It turns out that there actually is a positive correlation between income and happiness.
- The Enlightenment has led to amazing progress, but there’s still much to be done.
- It’s not just populists and zealots who hate Enlightenment principles, but even some mainstream intellectuals.