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The content of the book itself, like all of Steven Pinker's books, is incredibly interesting and well research.
Steven Pinker makes comprehesive work of explaining the steady and significant decline of violence that has occured during our lifetimes and before.
And if you don't believe that the world is a lot more peaceful today than it was at any time in the past, you really do need to read this book.
Let me agree with Bill Gates on this one. THE most important (and enjoyable) book I have read, not just this year, EVER. Loved it. Read morePublished 8 days ago by rob0bOy
This deserves all the accolades that have been given. The in-depth and far-reaching research is impressive, the prose exceptionally well-written, and the thrusts of his arguments... Read morePublished 9 days ago by V. Williams
I've been listening to the audio version of this during the commute to work, and it has exceeded my expectations in every way. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Doanage
This is one of the most important books I have ever read. It has changed my life for the better. Pinker has systematically reviewed data from earlier times and compared it to our... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Julia S
Might give you some hope for your fellow people. We're less violent than we once were and we seem to be on a trend towards further improvement. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Dennis L. Nord
Follow any major news media outlet (and most of the minor ones) and it's easy to get the impression that the world has become increasingly violent over the course of human history... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Ash Ryan
Essential read. Today's media would have you believe our world is devolving into violent chaos. However, looking at reality, you realize we are as a species becoming more... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Cassandra H. Harris