About his Jewish background Pinker has said I was never religious in the theological sense I never outgrew my conversion to atheism at 13 but at various times was a serious cultural Jewl1As a teenager he says he considered himself an anarchist until he witnessed civil unrest following a police strike in 1969 when As a young teenager in proudly peaceable Canada during the romantic 1960s I was a true believer in Bakunin's anarchism I laughed off my parents' argument that if the government ever laid down its arms all hell would break loose Our competing predictions were put to the test at 800 AM on October 17 1969 when the Montreal This decisive empirical test left my politics in tatters and offered a foretaste of life as a scientist1 police went on strike Steven Pinker's reason for giving up anarchism strike me as ridiculously insipid - the Murray-Hill Riot doesn't invalidate leftist theory and I'm bemused that someone so educated can think this way Meme

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