Robert Wright

Author and Journalist

Robert Wright is a journalist, scholar, and prize-winning author of best-selling books about science, evolutionary psychology, history, religion, and game theory.

His books include The Evolution of God; Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny; and The Moral Animal.

He is a visiting scholar at The University of Pennsylvania and Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation.

Wright is editor in chief of, a contributing editor for The New Republic, and a contributor to Time and Slate. He has also written for The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Foreign Policy, and the op-ed pages of The New York Times, among other publications.

Featured Work

The Evolution of God

MAY 25, 2010 Podcast

The Evolution of God

Robert Wright's astute analysis uses game theory: a religion that sees itself in a zero-sum relationship with outsiders will prove exclusionist and violent, while a ...