Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker is the Johnstone Family professor of psychology at Harvard and the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined.

Foreigners
Dec. 22 2014 11:18 PMThe World Is Not Falling ApartNever mind the headlines. We’ve never lived in such peaceful times.
The Good Word
May 31 2012 6:50 AMFalse Fronts in the Language WarsWhy New Yorker writers and others keep pushing bogus controversies.
Dialogues
Oct. 17 2002 12:13 PMMatters of the Mind
Dialogues
Oct. 15 2002 3:07 PMLimits to Pessimism
Books
Aug. 27 1997 3:30 AMWhy Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?Deborah Blum's Sex on the Brain.
Sports Nut
Oct. 26 2012 8:00 AMThe Coach Who Never Paid RetailRed Auerbach (1917–2006), from Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame
College Week
Nov. 16 2005 6:55 AMCollege MakeoverThe matrix, revisited.
Dialogues
Oct. 16 2002 1:05 PMOh, To Be a Happy Pig!
Books
April 1 1998 3:30 AMThe Theory of EverythingE.O. Wilson explains how all knowledge fits together.
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