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User Review  - dickmanikowski - LibraryThing

I abandoned this book when it got way too deep into the statistical weeks for my comfort, but the author explores an interesting thesis. He posits that mankind and our cultures have become less ... Read full review

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User Review  - RajivC - LibraryThing

On the whole, I think this is a good book, but an incomplete one. While I don't think, or feel, that violence has declined, he does have data on his side. However, it is easier to push a button, or ... Read full review

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User Review  - AJBraithwaite - LibraryThing

I feel as though I've been stuck in this book for weeks. It's undoubtedly interesting and, in many ways, reassuring, but I really wish it hadn't been quite so long. The chapter on war, particularly ... Read full review

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

Pinker attempts to study trends of violence throughout human history. He sees a decline in violence of all kinds, on all scales of time and magnitude. The first seven chapters document the historical ... Read full review

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User Review  - StigE - LibraryThing

Throwing in the towel two-thirds through. The first part of the book is quite interesting and Pinker successfully argues that we now live in a much less violence-prone world. He then goes on to talk ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lovering - LibraryThing

I enjoyed his arguments and his collection of data from different historical surveys and textual study, but I found the overall structure of the book longwinded and incoherent. Pinker jumped around ... Read full review

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User Review  - lizday - LibraryThing

I first became interested in this book through a TED talk Pinker gave on the same subject. It was a fascinating idea (that violence that greatly decreased over time) and one that struck me as true ... Read full review

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User Review  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

Steven Pinker’s book hides its evil message well. You have to read the second-to-last chapter in this huge book to drill down to Pinker’s key message: There is less violence because humans are more ... Read full review

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User Review  - superant - LibraryThing

Better Angels of Our Nature is a very ambitious book. I admire the goal and premise of the book. Attempting to prove a premise like this is probably impossible at this time. The required additional ... Read full review


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