Steven Levitt interviewed Steven Pinker the author of Enlightenment Now: The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress on the podcast People I Mostly Admire published on 08/28/20.
Pinker is one of those people that Unitarian Universalists call "prophetic women and men." He makes the case for human progress based on data and knowledge not on ideology and fake news.
Pinker's book is well worth the read and it will restore your faith in humanity in these challenging times. If you don't want to read the book, listen to the podcast. Perhaps you would enjoy both.
Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Join Steven Pinker and Steven Levitt in that search.