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Assassins of the Turquoise Palace Hardcover – September 6, 2011
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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"Carefully researched and vividly written... This account of political violence underscores the fraught, intricate relations between Iran and the West. A lively account of an extraordinary trial ... an unsettling reminder of the dangers of excessive zeal." - The New York Times
About the Author
Roya Hakakian is a former associate producer at CBS's 60 Minutes and a recipient of Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction. She's the author of two books of poetry in Persian and the acclaimed memoir Journey from the Land of No. Her opinions and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including National Public Radio's All Things Considered. She lives in Connecticut.
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