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The Company We Keep Paperback – September 10, 2012
"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
About the Author
David Alan Grier is a long-term writer for the IEEE Computer Society and is a Fellow of the IEEE. He has served as an EIC and a senior officer for the society. He is the author of books such as When Computers Were Human (Princeton 2005) and Too Soon to Tell (Wiley-IEEE Computer Society 2009). He is currently an associate professor of International Science and Technology Policy at the George Washington University, where he has taught policy, programming, mathematics, and -- occasionally -- composition.
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