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This audiobook is oriented to those people who are trying to learn what enlightenment is all about, and want to better understand what it is, and how to get there. It is oriented towards beginners who haven't studied previously on the subject. Issues are discussed such as what enlightenment is, how one achieves it, and what some of the pitfalls in the process are.

©2009 Martin K. Ettington (P)2018 Martin K. Ettington

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Described Well

Martin K. Ettington's basic premise is to stick with the classic liberal program of science and capitalism, tweak governance as data suggests, and do not throw future unborn babies out with the bathwater to supposedly save ourselves. The current system is the best system we know of for encouraging the development of solutions to our most vexing problems.

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Good Author

Good for Martin K. Ettington for using data and maintaining patience among nihilism in this world!

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Interesting

It's a great book, and Martin covers a lot of ground. I could mention some quibbles. But that seems beside the point given how much great stuff is in here. I learned a lot, and while Martin is not always concise, I appreciate his balance and nuance.

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Awesome Book

A brilliant book. Well-founded arguments, properly researched. I highly recommend it to all who need to get enlightenment.

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Very Captivating

Martin K. Ettington has made several talks that provide really good discussions that cover most of the same subjects that are discussed in the book.

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This is a great book

This is a great book in that it is quite relatable and includes a lot of information showing that almost everything has been improving since the Enlightenment.

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Good For Newbies

This is a great book and an inspiration for those of us who support the institutions of the Enlightenment like free speech, critical inquiry, and open government.

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Thank You

Kudos to Martin K. Ettington for making this excellent book and a request to dumb it down and make it free so everyone can partake in the logic.

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Well-argued

This book challenged a lot of my preconceptions about the state of the world, which I deeply appreciate. It is very well written and very well-argued and very well researched.

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The concept of the possibility of progress threatens progressives a lot. It undermines their worldview, their narrative and their plans.