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Beauty Will Save the World: Recovering the Human in an Ideological Age Hardcover – June 15, 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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“An excellent book . . . A lengthy meditation on, and defense of, beauty as a necessary—and perhaps preeminent—transcendent for today”s culture . . . At once autobiography, cultural criticism, and a call to quietly but confidently man the easels in a world that would rather pick up a megaphone and head to the streets.” —Comment magazine
About the Author
Gregory Wolfe is the founder and editor of Image, one of America’s leading journals of literature and the arts. His books include Intruding upon the Timeless, Malcolm Muggeridge, and Sacred Passion. In 2005 he served as a judge in nonfiction for the National Book Awards. Wolfe serves as writer in residence at Seattle Pacific University, where he directs the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. He and his family live in Seattle.
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Recently Greg has "come out" in favor of gay authors, but it seems a bit pandering at this time, when such writing is highly popular, even expected. Perhaps Greg had other intentions when writing this book than the sentiments that come across. He has distinguished himself as editor of Image, and many of his choices there were quite intelligent.