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Enlightenment now: The rise and fall of progress

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Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images By Ben Collyer STEVEN PINKER has been called one of the most influential thinkers of our age. At the end of January, the professor of psychology at Harvard University was mingling with world leaders at the Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Not surprisingly, his latest book Enlightenment Now is a rebuke to overly partisan critics of Western liberal democracy. It is time, he says, to recognise the widespread improvements in health,