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Historical perspective and statistical analysis shed new light on trends in violence Follow any major news media outlet (and most of the minor ones) and it's easy to get the impression that the world ... Read full review

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I can't recommend this book highly enough, it has been hugely informative, provocative, shocking, amusing, and inspiring. There are minor elements I might question but Steven Pinker has read so much, analysed so much, and put it all together in a fascinating and deeply human history of the World. An intellectual treat for anyone. 

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An incredibly well laid out discussion/argument. Pinker manages to provide information contrary to popular belief in a non-defensive, non-offensive and non-apologetic way. I don't recall ever reading a book or paper that put forth its argument as persuasively, yet passively, as The Better Angels of Our Nature.
I have already recommended this book to over a dozen people. All of them that have started it have enjoyed it immensely so far. I will definitely be reading more of Pinker's books in the future.
 

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