Mar 202012
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Guest Edward S Herman tackles Pinker's new book.


by Phil Taylor the Taylor Report for CIUT

Professor Edward S Herman dissects Stephen Pinker's book, The Better Angels of our Nature, which suggests that humanity is progressing towards more civilized behaviour. Herman believes that the book is a gift to the ruling class.

At a time when a sitting US President is saying that he can do anything he likes, including assassinating Americans, Herman is skeptical that America is becoming a kinder and gentler nation.

Why do we have a Congress that seems to think it is fun to have a major war in the Middle East? Chalmers Johnson has suggested that the institution of the military has taken over American society. As the Taylor Report states, "it's an amazing scene that so many ugly things have been institutionalized."



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About Phil Taylor

The Taylor Report, heard Mondays from 5:00-6:00 pm, is one of CIUT's flagship spoken word programs. Show host and producer Phil Taylor has a long and fascinating history as a social activist and journalist. He grew up in California, but has lived in Canada for the past 30 years. He's been a US Marine, a newspaper journalist, and a television producer. Taylor currently works as an investigator for prominent human rights lawyers including former US Attorney-General and civil rights advocate Ramsey Clark, and Toronto-based Charles Roach. Roach's work as a defense lawyer involved in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has given Taylor the opportunity to work in Africa. Website:

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