Enlightenment Now: Interviews and articles

Print Articles & Interviews


Why Do People Love to Hate Steven Pinker? - The Chronicle Review, Mar. 2019

Steven Pinker: Why our world is getting better - 52 Insights, Jan. 4, 2019

Journalists think reporting good news is propaganda or PR, says Harvard professor Steven Pinker  - The Times of India, Dec. 10, 2018

Steven Pinker Thinks the Future Is Looking Bright - The New York Times, Nov. 19, 2018

The Gospel According to Pinker: An Interview with Steven Pinker - Przekrój, Sep. 15, 2018

Does the Enlightenment Need Defending? - IAI News, Sep. 10, 2018

How We Evaluate Our Current Circumstances: Talking to Steven Pinker - Los Angeles Review of Books, Jul. 27, 2018

Steven Pinker, Author of Bill Gates's Favorite Book, Says Entrepreneurs Should Trust Stats, Not Their Intuition - Entrepreneur, Jul. 26, 2018 

People are safer now than they were several hundred years ago - The Hindu, May 2, 0218

The Critical Optimist: Steven Pinker on why the Enlightenment still matters - Spiked Review, May 2018

Data says we’re healthier, wealthier, freer than those who came before us - The Times of India, Apr. 29, 2018

Q&A with experimental psychologist Steven Pinker - Financial Times, Apr. 27, 2018

Scared by the News? Take the Long View: Progress Gets Overlooked - New York Times, Apr. 10, 2018

Counter-Enlightenment Convictions are ‘Surprisingly Resilient’ - Quillette, Apr. 20, 2018

Playboy Profile: Steven Pinker and the Radical Case for Optimism -Playboy Magazine, Mar./Apr. 2018

Steven Pinker dares to argue the bright side in dark times - Montreal Gazette, Mar. 25, 2018

A New Enlightenment: An Interview with Steven Pinker - Rain Taxi, Mar. 9, 2018

Enlightenment Wow: The Humanist Interview with Steven Pinker - TheHumanist.com, Feb. 28, 2018

Wielding data against doom and gloom - Harvard Gazette, Feb. 27, 2018

Steven Pinker recommends books to make you an optimist - The Guardian,  Feb. 26, 2018

We’re Living Better through Enlightenment - JSTOR Daily, Feb. 25, 2018

Twenty Questions with Steven Pinker -The Times Literary Supplement, Feb. 22, 2018

Steven Pinker: Identity Politics Is 'An Enemy of Reason and Enlightenment Values'-The Weekly Standard, Feb. 15, 2018

Harvard prof explains why the world is actually becoming a better place - The Day, Feb 15, 2018

The Secret behind One of the Greatest Success Stories in All of History-Scientific American, Feb. 15, 2018

A Harvard professor explains why the world is actually becoming a much better place -The Washington Post, Feb. 13, 2018

Life Has Become Better, and No One Seems to Know About It - Smashing Interviews Magazine, Feb. 13, 2018

The World Is Not a Flaming Dumpster - Amazon Book Review, Feb. 13, 2018

The Case for Optimism - Vox, Feb. 12, 2018

The way to deal with pollution is not to rail against consumption - The Guardian, Feb. 11, 2018

The Intellectual War on Science: It’s wreaking havoc in universities and jeopardizing the progress of research -The Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 2018

Steven Pinker: ‘The way to deal with pollution is not to rail against consumption’ -The Guardian, Feb. 2018

‘Reason is Non-Negotiable’: Steven Pinker on the Enlightenment -The Guardian, Feb. 2018

The Enlightenment Is Working -The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 2018

Print Articles & Interviews


Steven Pinker : « Malgré le déclinisme ambiant, l’humanité se porte mieux qu’avant » - Cerveau&Psycho Dec. 19, 2018

Steven Pinker: Not seen In the news, but the condition of humanity is improving - Tabula, Jun. 26, 2018

Steven Pinker: "El populismo ha tocado techo y está en retirada" - El Mundo, Jun. 21, 2018

Steven Pinker: “Los populistas están en el lado oscuro de la historia” - El Pais, Jun. 16, 2018

Het optimisme van Steven Pinker, taalkundige, psycholoog en topintellectueel. 'Journalisten bevestigen voortdurend dat we naar de verdommenis gaan, maar dat is zonder meer onjuist - Humo, Apr. 16, 2018

Steven Pinker: De vooruitgang is gewoontjes geworden - Trouw, Apr. 15, 2018

Steven Pinker: Las políticas de identidad son enemigas de los valores de la razón y la Ilustración - El Espectador, Feb. 21, 2018


Audio Interviews


Steven Pinker: Enlightenment & the Muslim World -  Secular Jihadists,  Jul. 15, 2018

Humanism, Enlightenment and Progress with Steven Pinker - The Psychology Podcast,  Jul. 4, 2018

Enlightenment Now: Why Steven Pinker believes in progress - CBC Radio,  May 18, 2018

Humans - Progress, Not Perfection -  BFM: The Business Radio Station,  Apr. 20, 2018

The Economist asks: What grounds do we have to be optimistic about an Open Future? -  The Economist Asks,  Apr. 19, 2018

Author Steven Pinker on how science, reason and progress will allow humanity to triumph despite itself - Los Angeles Times,  Mar. 21, 2018

Why Life is Better Than You Think & Why We Swear -  Something You Should Know,  Mar. 19, 2018

The Defeat of Defeatism – Think Again - Think Big Podcast,  Mar. 10, 2018

Humans Are Progressing Despite The Gloomy News Flow - Bloomberg, Mar. 7, 2018

Steven Pinker On Why Humanity Has Never Had It Better - Radio Boston,  Feb. 28, 2018, updated Mar. 5, 2018

The world is getting better all the time - Prospect Magazine, Feb. 28, 2018

Steven Pinker -  Design Matters with Debbie Millman, Feb. 26, 2018

I Have to Ask: The Steven Pinker Edition - Slate, Feb. 16, 2018

Steven Pinker Looks At The Bright Side - 1A, Feb. 14, 2018


Video Interviews


Enlightenment now: Steven Pinker/JB Peterson - Jordan Peterson,  May 28, 2018

Enlightenment Now | Robert Wright & Steven Pinker -  The Wright Show, May 4, 2018

Steven Pinker Wants Enlightenment Now! - Reason,  Mar. 22, 2018

Steven Pinker A New Enlightenment -  The Long Now Foundation, Mar. 13, 2018

Live: Cognitive scientist and author @sapinker discusses new book #EnlightmentNow #SalonTalks - Salon, Feb. 26, 2018

Steven Pinker talks Donald Trump, the media, and how the world is better off today than ever before -  Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Feb. 22, 2018

If you’re worried about the world, here’s reason to be hopeful — and keep worrying - PBS NewsHour,  Feb. 22, 2018

The future of humanity: Have science, reason and humanism replaced faith? -  The Big Conversation, June 22, 2018