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Giving Hope: How You Can Restore the American Dream Paperback – August 3, 2013
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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
About the Author
Ira Silver has spent his career investigating how giving can create lasting social change. He blogs at www.oppforall.com about nonprofits that enable struggling Americans to gain greater access to opportunity. He is Professor of Sociology at Framingham State University and Visiting Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College, having received his BA summa cum laude from Amherst College and his Masters and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He has authored or edited three previous books.
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