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- Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

- Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

- The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake

- Sherlock Holmes: The definitive collection

Factfulness and Enlightenment Now utterly transformed my outlook on life and the state of the world. These two books turned me from a cynical complainer into an optimist. Cannot recommend them highly enough.

Noticed multiple recommendations of Factfulness and decided to read a sample from Amazon. While I'm fully onboard with the material, the writing style put me off: it felt very egocentric and self-congratulatory.

Strange. That’s not how it came across to me. Maybe checkout some of his ted talks to get started: https://www.ted.com/speakers/hans_rosling

Nassim Nicholas Taleb thinks it's BS. There's been a lot of debate on Pinker's book.


Wrong Pinker book. Taleb took issue with Better Angels of Our Nature, which is Pinker's book about the decline of violence.

Enlightenment Now is different. Taleb might also have opposed that book (he likes to pick fights) but that's not what your link describes.

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