Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Book Review: The Better Angels of Our Nature

Review:  The Better Angels of Our Nature
Author: Steven Pinker
Published Date: 2011
Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Better_Angels_of_Our_Nature

  'Better Angels' serves both as a wonderful survey of historical violence perpetrated by both individuals and states, as well as a mountain of evidence for the FACT that the world is getting less and less violent every year.  Pinker, being a professional academic and educator, takes a very even-handed and dispassionate view on the very political topic of violence.  Don't let any local news broadcast ever convince you that the world is getting worse because we have been on an almost unbroken trend of decreasing violence for centuries.

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