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Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead by [Pinker, Steven, Ridley, Matt, de Botton, Alain, Gladwell, Malcolm]
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Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead Kindle Edition

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Is humanity approaching a Golden Age, driven by technology and ever-closer global networks? Or is the notion of progress an illusion born in the West?

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Four of the world’s most renowned thinkers take on one of the biggest debates of the modern era.

“It’s just a brute fact that we don't throw virgins into volcanoes any more. We don't execute people for shoplifting a cabbage. And we used to.” - Steven Pinker

“The idea that because things have gotten better in the past they will continue to do so in the future is a fallacy I would have thought confined to the lower reaches of Wall Street.” - Malcolm Gladwell

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 513 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (3 October 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #187,230 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 starsGreat debate, but a lot of talking past one another...
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5.0 out of 5 starsA fantastic short, well-moderated discussion around optimism
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5.0 out of 5 starsGreat food for thought
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4.0 out of 5 starsis far better.
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5.0 out of 5 starsOn the material (and less so) causes of happiness.
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