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User Review  - smbass - LibraryThing

Excellent book. But somewhat long. At times it seemed like he wanted to bludgeon us with more and more data to prove his point. By the end I was finding it a little redundant and looking forward to the end. But overall, a book I learned a lot from. Read full review

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User Review  - etxgardener - LibraryThing

Ever the optimist, psychologist Steven Pinker posits that the world is getting better, not worse in this very long (almost 900pages) book He is certainly correct in that we no longer burn witches at ... Read full review

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User Review  - setnahkt - LibraryThing

Another excellent book from Steven Pinker. I love it when a book makes me say “Cool!” and “Wait, that can’t be right” at frequent intervals and one that angers both liberals and conservatives. Pinker ... Read full review

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User Review  - hardlyhardy - LibraryThing

I have read enough history to agree with Steven Pinker's thesis in "The Better Angels of Our Nature" that the trend of human existence has been toward less violence, less cruelty and more tolerance ... Read full review

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User Review  - eglinton - LibraryThing

Society is not broken, and the world is less scarred by violence than at any time in history. It's not a jungle out there. In fact, we're all getting nicer and nicer, except perhaps in a few marginal ... Read full review

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User Review  - nmele - LibraryThing

Steven Pinker has written a very ambitious book exploring the decline of violence over human history and the possible reasons for that decline. Some of his data sets seem to me too small for the ... Read full review

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User Review  - barlow304 - LibraryThing

An amazing blend of evolutionary psychology, sociology, neuroscience, statistics, and history, Professor Pinker’s book takes the reader on a tour of our violent past from pre-history nomadic raids up ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing

In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Mr. Pinker makes an exhaustively credible case for why violence has declined throughout recorded history. Accounting for natural human biases, his optimistic and ... Read full review

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User Review  - rivkat - LibraryThing

If you can stand evolutionary psychology, this is a very interesting book arguing that violence, while still a huge problem, has declined substantially across many categories of behaviors, from wars ... Read full review

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User Review  - mrgan - LibraryThing

The feelgood book of the year. Read full review


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