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House of Anansi Press (June 2016)
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by Munk Debate / House of Anansi Press

Pro: Steven Pinker and Matt Ridley & Con: Alain de Botton and Malcom Gladwell

Progress. It is one of the animating concepts of the modern era. From the Enlightenment onwards, the West has had an enduring belief that through the
evolution of institutions, innovations and ideas, the human condition is improving. This process is supposedly accelerating as new technologies, individual freedoms and the spread of global norms empowers individuals and societies around the world. But is progress inevitable? Its critics argue that human civilization has become different, not better, over the last two and a half centuries. What is seen as breakthrough or innovation in one period becomes a setback or limitation in another. In short, progress is an ideology not a fact; a way of thinking about the world as opposed to a description of reality. To engage with this big, timeless debate of our era, the Munk Debate will move the motion: be it resolved humankind's best days lie ahead.

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