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 - Dan - Goodreads
Super dense with data, but still a good read. I would give it five stars, but I deducted one for the amount of time it took me to read it. Basically, the world is a better place. Because of democracy ... Read full review
Review: The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has DeclinedUser Review - Tony - Goodreads
Despite being over 600 pages of statistics, charts, and brain scan results, and possibly wild conclusions, this is a fascinating book with a lot of humor. I read it very quickly. Despite the sense of ... Read full review
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