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"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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Emmet is on a journey of learning and discovery in the book and the reader is encouraged to see how these ideas not only shape Emmet's writing, music and thought processes, but also their own. It is immediately evident that Emmet is a highly intellectual, well read, thoughtful creative person which the world so desperately seems to be lacking these days. Emmet's level of intelligence is high, yet the presentation of his ideas/ideals never comes across as preachy or extreme. While this does seem to be a bit of a personal manifesto, it does not read as if it must be taken as an absolute truth. There is plenty of room for imagination and personal opinion to thrive. The book does not tell you HOW to think, but rather TO think.
The book is divided into Acts and a special, almost supplemental section referred to as Coda, is also included. The dialogue is in screenplay format and much of the book creates active conversation and places the reader directly into the situation, virtually in the same room. As a reviewer, I do not feel that I can deduce what exactly Celestial Kings and Queens is ABOUT specifically because I feel that to anyone that encounters the book, the interpretation will be fluid and varied as much of art is. While the book is about Joshua Emmet's own life, development and transformation, there is much to be taken and learned from his words for every individual.