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Steven Pinker is the Harvard College Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and the winner of many awards for his research, teaching, and books, he has been named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World Today and Foreign Policy's 100 Global Thinkers.
Much of the material presented was new and heady, but not all. As I persisted to read each page, I kept telling myself "This is good for me". Read morePublished 23 hours ago by George M. Mabe
This is an amazing book that has helped cultivate a better understanding of how fortunate we are to be living in the time that we are. Read morePublished 1 day ago by cory king
Although I agree with Pinker's thesis, some of data used was questionable. I'm skeptical that over 36 million died during the An Lushan revolt. Read morePublished 1 day ago by King of Lightning
Steven Pinker gives us a thorough look at violence from so many different angles. His use of statistics, history, and reason helped me come around to his way of thinking. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Mrsgris
One of the best things I've ever read!
WHAT A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE.
My own sense of my understanding of existence is vastly richer than before. Read more
I rated this book a 3 because I alternated between finding it enlightening and extremely boring the whole way through the book. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Anita Nicholas Alexander
One of the most far reaching books I have read on this topic. Pinker deals with the mindset of humans in various times, along with detailed research on all ideas he presents. Read morePublished 4 days ago by L'Ara
More books need to be written emphasizing the ideas being articulated in this book. Extremely well-written, but at times needlessly dense with graphs and data. Read morePublished 15 days ago by commandereagle2
Thoroughly convincing argument against the popularly held view that the modern world is relatively immoral or violent.Published 17 days ago by teatime