"Unhappy is the land that needs a hero."
-- Bertolt Brecht
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Steven Pinker (September 18, 1954)
Pinker identifies himself as a firmly committed secular Jew. I have enjoyed at least 5 of his books on language and on the workings of the human mind. His next book is The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, to be published at the beginning of October. My only decision: do I buy it in hardcover or Kindle edition?