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The Better Angels of Our Nature

Why Violence Has Declined

by Steven Pinker

Hardcover, 802 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $40 |

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

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Book Summary

Steven Pinker's controversial history of violence argues that these are the most peaceful times of human existence, and draws on provocative psychological insights into the intrinsic values that are causing people to condemn violence as unacceptable.

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