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  • The Better Angels of Our Nature

  • Why Violence Has Declined
  • Written by: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 36 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
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We’ve all had the experience of reading about a bloody war or shocking crime and asking, “What is the world coming to?” But we seldom ask, “How bad was the world in the past?” In this startling new book, the best-selling 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 in our species’ existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best and most interesting book I have ever read.

  • By William H. on 2018-12-07

requires many listenings

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Reviewed: 2018-10-19

This is a very exhaustive look at violence over time. It will require many listenings to catch all the points raised by the author. This book in combined with his lastest book "Enlightenment Now" will provide an informed empirical narrative of how we got to our current state and how we could (perhaps should) progress.