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Book Review: Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

04.01.15 by Amy Jones

Is the world a more violent place than ever? Common sense would suggest that yes, it is – watching the news makes it seem that people are constantly finding new and creative ways to hurt each other, in higher numbers than ever before. Steven Pinker, however, asserts that we are living in the most peaceful era ever. And he has the data to prove it.

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