The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Steven Pinker’s new book provides the guilty pleasure of seeing many disciplines skewered by the same tool. I am not sure why I almost always find myself on Pinker’s side. He unifies so many different things that have seemed odd to me in the last many decades. It had not occurred to me that there might be one unifying source of confusion.

I had been aware of the conflicts but unaware of their ramifications. Every chapter seems fresh and a distinct use of the ancient concept of human nature.