Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead

Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead

by Matt RidleyAlain de Botton Malcolm Gladwell and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 03/10/2016

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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

ISBN:
9781786070777
9781786070777
Category:
Politics & government
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
03-10-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley's books have been finalists for nine major literary prizes, won several awards, been translated into thirty languages, and sold over one million copies.

He currently writes the Mind and Matter column in the Wall Street Journal and writes regularly for The Times. As Viscount Ridley, he was appointed to the House of Lords in 2013 and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the Academy of Medical Sciences, and a foreign honourary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a "philosophy of everyday life." He has written about love, travel, architecture, and literature.

His books have been bestsellers in thirty countries. De Botton also started and helps to run a London- based school called The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education.

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is a Canadian journalist and the author of five New York Times bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, What the Dog Saw, and his latest, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.

He has been named one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" by Time magazine and one of Foreign Policy magazine's "Top 100 Global Thinkers."

Gladwell has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. He has won a National Magazine Award and been honoured by the American Psychological Society and the American Sociological Society.

Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker is one of the world's leading authorities on language and the mind. His popular and highly praised books include Words and Rules, How the Mind Works, and The Language Instinct.

The recipient of several major awards for his teaching and scientific research, Pinker is Peter de Florez professor of psychology in the department of brain and cognitive sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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