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A Kinder, Gentler World?

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A Kinder, Gentler World?

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A Kinder, Gentler World?

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Is it possible that society is becoming less violent? Steven Pinker, Johnstone family professor at Harvard, says front-page conflicts like those in Iraq and Darfur don't tell the whole story. His article, "A History of Violence," appears in the March 19 issue of The New Republic.