The Shape Of Things That Are

Steven Pinker by Kayana Szymczak for The New York Times

Reading the popular press these days, I thought I had long gone past the point at which an article would surprise me. In an age in which E=mc2 has been argued to be a sexed equation because ‘it privileges the speed of light over other speeds that are vitally necessary to us,’ no gymnastics should seem out of place. Yet today, an article in The New York Times managed the seemingly unmanageable.

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