The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
A provocative history of violence—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Stuff of Thought and The Blank Slate
Believe it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species' existence. In his gripping and controversial new work, New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war, crime, and terrorism, violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history. Exploding myths about humankind's inherent violence and the curse of modernity, this ambitious book continues Pinker's exploration of the essence of human nature, mixing psychology and history to provide a remarkable picture of an increasingly enlightened world.
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Review: The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has DeclinedUser Review - Maitrey - Goodreads
The Better Angels of Our Nature is Steven Pinker's attempt to articulate if violence among humans has indeed declined. I thought it would make a great read in this centenary of the Great War and ... Read full review
Review: The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has DeclinedUser Review - Kate Savage - Goodreads
Make me a t-shirt that says “I read an 800-page book and all I got from it was this lousy review.” The Good: There's a nice irreverent romp through the Bible, he shows what monsters "chivalrous ... Read full review