Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker is the follow-up to Better Angels of Our Nature. It’s another great epic that looks at human progress. This time not only at war and violence, but also at many more of the progress that we’ve made in the 21st century.
A critique I hear (with the Effective Altruism) community, is that he isn’t realistic/pessimistic enough about future threads. In this review I want to mainly focus on that and see if I can distil my thoughts here too.