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They fear that accepting Pinker's thesis will cause societies to reduce their efforts to reduce violence.
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.
The content of the book itself, like all of Steven Pinker's books, is incredibly interesting and well research.
Painstakingly documented, convincinly argued and gloriously easy to read. The usual masterpiece - thanks, Steven.Published 16 hours ago by Sandra Snow
This is simply one of the best books I have ever read. 700 pages of dense text, filled with graphs, charts, and lots of quantified information. Read morePublished 9 days ago by doctorgus
The below is a review of the unabridged MP3 CD audiobook version of the book
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Fantastic book. Long, but extremely thorough, and totally convincing. I am resolved to be more optimistic about the future.Published 19 days ago by R&M Sherman
the book is full of ineteresting ideas that may drive a reader to some point but the premise that violence is on decrease is flawed. Read morePublished 20 days ago by M. Azizoglu
Pinker's "Better Angels of our Nature" is a work of almost unparalleled breadth, drawing together insights from a great many thinkers in history, sociology, psychology,... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Steffan Berelowitz