- Book Review
- The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
By Steven Pinker
Optimism is not generally thought cool, and it is often thought foolish.
- Sarah Bakewell
- The New York Times
The optimistic philosopher John Stuart Mill wrote in 1828, “I have observed that not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of persons as a sage.”
After suffering through…