Steven Pinker Quote
We are all members of the same flawed species. Putting our moral vision into practice means imposing our will on others. The human lust for power and esteem, coupled with its vulnerability to self-deception and self-righteousness, makes that an invitation to a calamity, all the worse when the power is directed at a goal as quixotic as eradicating human self-interest.
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (ed. Penguin, 2003) - ISBN: 9781101200322