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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

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We’ve all asked, “What is the world coming to?” But we seldom ask, “How bad was the world in the past?” In this startling new book, the bestselling 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 yet.Evidence of a bloody history has always been around us: the genocides in the Old Testament and crucifixions in the New; the gory mutilations in Shakespeare and Grimm; the British monarchs who beheaded their rel…

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Muslim gang-rapes across Europe under-reported in press(r/worldnews)

> kids just don’t seem to be safe anymore.

That’s an illusion caused by media reports. Kids (and adults) have never been as safe as they are right now. Historically, violence has been on the decline since the onset of civilization.

If you’re interested in the topic in general, this is an excellent book.

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Steven Pinker

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