The historic decline of violence

As the Euro zone looks close to collapse and as the British and American economies teeter on the edge  a double-deep recession, let’s at least give thanks that historically the level of violence in the world is on a sustained decline.

Don’t believe me? Well, the case and the (considerable) evidence is in a new book by Steven Pinker entitled “The Better Angels Of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined”. Pinker has summarized his case in the “Wall Street Journal” in this article.


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