Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress. By Steven Pinker. London: Allen Lane, 2018. Pp. xvii, 556. £25, hardcover.

@article{Tang2019EnlightenmentNT,
  title={Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress. By Steven Pinker. London: Allen Lane, 2018. Pp. xvii, 556. £25, hardcover.},
  author={John P. Tang},
  journal={The Journal of Economic History},
  year={2019},
  volume={79},
  pages={315 - 318}
}
  • John P. Tang
  • Published 1 March 2019
  • History
  • The Journal of Economic History
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