Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of our Nature, is the Harvard College Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and the winner of many awards for his research, teaching, and books, he has been named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World Today and Foreign Policy's 100 Global Thinkers.
"An extremely good book-clear, well argued, fair, learned, tough, witty, humane, stimulating." (The Washington Post)
"Pinker makes his main argument persuasively and with great
verve...ought to be read by anybody who feels they hav had enough
of the nature-nurture rows." (The Economist) "Stylish...what a
superb thinker and writer he is." (Richard Dawkins, TLS) "Required
reading...an unanswerable case for accepting that man can be, as he
is, both wired and free." (Frederick Raphael, Los Angeles Times)