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.
The Week, 3 Mar. 2017,http://theweek.com/articles/683353/enlightenments-legacy-under-siege-defend. Accessed 7 October 2017
Linker, Damon, “The Enlightenment legacy is under siege. Defend it.,” Legacies of the Enlightenment, accessed February 18, 2018, http://enlightenmentlegacies.org/items/show/168.