You may remember Nicholas Christakis as that professor being screeched at in a courtyard at Yale. What did he do next? Finished a dazzlingly erudite book, out next week, on how inherently good human beings are. He told his story and made his case to me.
Nicholas Christakis was the professor being screeched at in the video from Yale seen round the world. Now he's written a book, and it's about how good people are. explains.
One of my favorite writers, , on one of my favorite thinkers, , about one of my favorite ideas: That we're engineered for cooperation and decency, rather than cruelty and strife.
A hero among us. Great read: Opinion | A ‘Disgusting’ Yale Professor Moves On - The New York Times
I remain so very grateful for ⁦⁩’s extraordinarily kind words, which uplift me. “To accept this belief that human beings are evil or violent or selfish or overly tribal is a kind of moral and intellectual laziness” — I really believe this.
Must read! “A ‘Disgusting’ Yale Professor Moves On” by ⁦⁩ ⁦
I've read 's new book, Blueprint, and I agree with 's assessment. The book is a feast, with great variety; really fun to read:
Great column captures the big heart and great mind ⁦of ⁩ whose new book BLUEPRINT is as amazing as he is.
How do you maintain your optimism and faith in people when they've treated you cruelly? A venerated Yale professor who found himself at the center of campus fury takes through his emotional journey.
I didn't realize this new book by was dropping on March 26 - Bonus: he reads his own audio book! The has a piece called “A ‘Disgusting’ Yale Professor Moves On” which gives a taste of the dare-I-say hopeful topic: ⁦
. is a wonderfully humane and decent person, who has written a fascinating book.
Can’t wait to read BLUEPRINT by ⁦⁦⁩, incredible researcher and human, and the guy who was screamed at by angry Yale students a few years ago. I felt so badly for him and ⁦⁩ then, but things are looking up!
“To accept this belief that human beings are evil or violent or selfish or overly tribal is a kind of moral and intellectual laziness,”
Very nice write-up about my colleague and his fascinating new book "Blueprint"...a long-view synthesis of multiple fields of research to argue that humans are at root "good." Check it out
The Yale professor who was swarmed by angry students amid a furious debate over Halloween costumes saw how ugly human behavior can be. But his new book argues that it's more often beautiful — and that evolution decrees that.
Read ⁦⁩ on ⁦⁩ & “jagged road to decency” “To accept this belief that human beings are evil or violent or selfish or overly tribal is a kind of moral and intellectual laziness” ⁦
Nice try, but Yale did not issue an "edict against culturally insensitive Halloween costumes"; Yale admins suggested that students might want to be decent to each other in dressing for Halloween.
We're learning a lot these days about the psychology of mobs -- and social media's role in triggering and amplifying their destructive power. Here. we see it play out at Yale, and the remarkable response of someone unjustly vilified.
A brave man who learns from his social interactions.
A fantastic read from on and the bright side.
I bought two copies of this wonderful book: one for me, and one for the next person I meet who needs it. It's about building a good society, based on our natural history. Better than our current stroll through ethical sewers every day.
An inspiring read from re a vilified Yale prof who let his humanity persist when bitterness could easily have triumphed.
New book from Nicholas Christakis which claims that humans are essentially good.
“To accept this belief that human beings are evil or violent or selfish or overly tribal is a kind of moral and intellectual laziness,” Nicholas Christakis tells .
"Complex societies are possible and durable only when people are emotionally invested in, and help, one another; we’d be living in smaller units and more solitary fashions if we weren’t equipped for such collaboration"
A ‘Disgusting’ Yale Professor Moves On. Poignant piece about and his new book
A ‘Disgusting’ Yale Professor Moves On
"How a target of students’ ire came to write a book about humanity’s [and ' ] transcendent goodness"
A moving Piece by Frank Bruni: A ‘Disgusting’ Yale Professor Moves On
"Complex societies are possible and durable only when people are emotionally invested in, and help, one another...To accept this belief that human beings are evil or violent or selfish or overly tribal is a kind of moral and intellectual laziness"
Inspiring essay about a professor treated horribly by a tribalized mob of elite students. He won’t let the event define him. He won’t get dragged into the inane animosities of our time. via ⁦
A lovely tribute to Yale’s who, in addition to being a great scholar and teacher, is the sort of mensch our universities desperately need.
Christakis is, obviously, mobile. If I were him, I'd have ditched Yale, leaving a vapor trail of brutal insults across the sky above New Haven. I feel that he let them spit on his spouse, and came out smiling. Just how positive can one man be?
“Complex societies are possible and durable only when people are emotionally invested in, and help, one another; we’d be living in smaller units and more solitary fashions if we weren’t equipped for such collaboration.” On ⁦⁩’s new book.
Re diversity and inclusion and all that, read this, peeps.
via ⁦⁩ Great editorial in today’s about our former #Pfohohouse master can’t wait to read the book.
Opinion | A ‘Disgusting’ Yale Professor Moves On
A ‘Disgusting’ Yale Professor Moves On
A ‘Disgusting’ Yale Professor Moves On. “He rues America’s intense polarization, which perhaps makes this ‘an odd time for me to advance the view that there is more that unites us than divides us.’ But advance that view he does.”
An article about Yale's new book "Blueprint" and how he manages to lean towards optimism
A really good article about a really good person (book is probably good too but I can’t vouch for that as emphatically).
“For too long the scientific community has been overly focused on the dark side of our biological heritage: our capacity for tribalism, violence, selfishness and cruelty. The bright side has been denied the attention it deserves.”
A ‘Disgusting’ Yale Professor Moves On
This book and article give me hope. A ‘Disgusting’ Yale Professor Moves On
With the coming of Spring, it's time for optimism (we surely need it). I'm getting into 's new book Blueprint, especially after reading 's recent
Well done, Nicholas! A wonderful response and affirmation of our shared humanity.