The Enlightenment legacy is under siege. Defend it.

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Linker defines Enlightenment legacies as "individualism, international commerce and trade, moral cosmopolitanism, freedom of the press and a culture of publicity, technological modernity, the valorization of expertise" and defends them against conservative and anti-globalist politicians. He traces the history back from the main ideas of the Enlightenment to the 21st century, giving an optimistic, and maybe simplistic, account of the European Enlightenment.

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The Week, 3 Mar. 2017,http://theweek.com/articles/683353/enlightenments-legacy-under-siege-defend. Accessed 7 October 2017

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Linker, Damon, “The Enlightenment legacy is under siege. Defend it.,” Legacies of the Enlightenment, accessed February 18, 2018, http://enlightenmentlegacies.org/items/show/168.