Gripping…the book has a fascinating story to tell

The Enlightenment spawned a series of assumptions about what human beings are, why they do what they do, and what the good life looks like. We’re still hostage to those assumptions, whether we know it or not, and Wootton’s book asks us to consider the consequences. I spoke with him recently about why he thinks the Enlightenment produced a civilization obsessed with consumption and self-gratification“.