Despite Pinker’s hyper-documentation of how the world has improved in the last several centuries, and his persuasive argument that this improvement is due largely to reason, secularism, and science, The Woke don’t like him. I’m not quite sure why (see a suggestion below), but they’ve attacked—as this article does—both his claim that the world has improved as well as his analysis of why it’s happened.
Jerry Coyne and I may not agree on everything or even very much, but I can go with this. Not that secularism is not atheism, especially in A Secular-Confessional Society. Maybe we might find a path towards an alliance of the reasonable.