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The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker

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Pinker, S. (2011). The Better Angels of our Nature . New York, NY: Viking.

Pinker, S. (2011). The Better Angels of our Nature . New York, NY: Viking.

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists | Goodreads

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists | Goodreads

A scientific analysis/assay about why and how human violence shows a declining tendency, despite our actual perception of nowadays violence in the world.

A scientific analysis/assay about why and how human violence shows a declining tendency, despite our actual perception of nowadays violence in the world.

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined: Steven Pinker: 9780143122012: Amazon.com: Books

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined: Steven Pinker: 9780143122012: Amazon.com: Books

Why violence has declined? The murder rate of Medieval Europe was more than thirty times what it is today. Slavery, sadistic punishments, executions were unexceptionable features of life. Wars between developed countries have vanished, and even in the developing world, wars kill a fraction of the people they did a few decades ago. Rape, battering, hate crimes, deadly riots, child abuse, cruelty to animals—all substantially down.

Why violence has declined? The murder rate of Medieval Europe was more than thirty times what it is today. Slavery, sadistic punishments, executions were unexceptionable features of life. Wars between developed countries have vanished, and even in the developing world, wars kill a fraction of the people they did a few decades ago. Rape, battering, hate crimes, deadly riots, child abuse, cruelty to animals—all substantially down.

George Orwell on food purists (chapter 7, The better angels of our nature, Steven Pinker)

George Orwell on food purists (chapter 7, The better angels of our nature, Steven Pinker)

We've all asked, "What is the world coming to?" But we seldom ask, "How bad was the world in the past?" In this startling new book, the bestselling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse. In fact, we may be living in the most peaceable era yet. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16076785-the-better-angels-of-our-nature

We've all asked, "What is the world coming to?" But we seldom ask, "How bad was the world in the past?" In this startling new book, the bestselling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse. In fact, we may be living in the most peaceable era yet. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16076785-the-better-angels-of-our-nature

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