The Better Angels of Our Nature
Why Violence Has Declined
Believe 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 abou...
When you finish The Better Angels of Our Nature, which takes a long time, you conclude that the world is in a much, much better place than it has been in the past. – source
I recommend anything by this author. He’s one of the clearest thinkers and communicators of our time. – source
2022-05-26T17:42:12.000Z@JoshPhillipsPhD @profjmb I might phrase it slightly different, but, yeah. Harvard anthropologist Richard Wrangham has written some great books on the topic of male violence. And Steven Pinker's 'Better angels' is still highly relevant, in terms of how violence got tamed historically. – source