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‘If scripts were changed so little and yet could be so successful, then is my work really better now because, using a computer, I can change it all the time?’

Steven Pinker speaks with his old friend and schoolmate, the RLF’s Marcy Kahan, about his writing and editing process, why the Enlightenment matters more than ever, why the world is actually better than it used to be, and some approaches to achieving happiness.