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INFORMolution Paperback – August 17, 2016
"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
Dr. Ken Hildebrandt is a former chiropractic physician who practiced claims-free in New Jersey for his thirteen year tenure. He’s also been a carpenter, cook, carpet cleaner, lifeguard, paperboy and college Track & Field coach. In HS he was a 4:20 miler. In 1995, when sitting in the middle of the night at the hospital with his terminally ill mother, Ken saw a documentary about the media critic and linguist Professor Noam Chomsky, which deeply affected him to such a point that five years later he left the field he had loved in pursuit of another. The Chomsky documentary was the beginning of his political enlightenment. Here he had worked for years taking post-graduate courses throughout much of the country in pursuit of becoming a better healer, using only his head and his hands, while those in Washington were quite obviously toying with people's lives as if they weren’t even real human beings. Recognizing that a lot of his patients' pain was coming out of Washington, Ken gave up his practice in 2000 in pursuit of fair elections, and thus a more reasonable nation and world. Dr. Hildebrandt, better known as "Ken" realized that the internet, especially with the use of video, could help overcome the media, whose overlords censor candidates whose platforms and histories demonstrate that they care about people. Ken’s a pioneer video web journalist and social critic who’s pointed out harmful absurdities and inefficiencies in our society. Beginning in 2000, Ken posted commentaries on the web, and by early 2001 launched his first video website, years before the inception of YouTube. He had masked proxy interviews with the president, as well as serious interviews with censored political candidates leading up to the midterm elections of 2002 and ever since. Ken met Noam Chomsky in person in 2002 and has corresponded with him extensively ever since. They’ve had numerous face to face meetings discussing Ken’s election findings as presented in this book. After interviewing 2012 presidential candidate, Dr. Jill Stein on a street corner in Washington, DC, Ken was recruited by Carey Campbell of the Independent Green Party of Virginia to run for US congress. In 2014 Ken was joined by his wife Elaine who ran in another congressional district. Ken’s struggle for a better world continues, knowing that if enough others get informed and help get others informed, we will have an INFORMolution and this insane world of ours will finally begin to change for the better.