The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined Author Steven Pinker
ISBN-10 0143122010
ISBN-13 9780143122012
Year 2012-09-25
Pages 832
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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A provocative history of violencefrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Stuff of Thought and The Blank SlateBelieve 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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