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User Review  - Phil-James - LibraryThing

Although it took me a long time to read, (this is a very dense book, well written but full of examples of statistics) I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. Steven Pinker proves that our world ... Read full review

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User Review  - booktsunami - LibraryThing

This is a very big book packed with information so pretty hard to summarise. But I'll try (for my own benefit rather than for any readers). Pinker's basic thesis is that violence of various sorts has ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dilip-Kumar - LibraryThing

A masterly and authoritative work on the historical trends in violence and conflict within and between communit ies and polities. Like Piketty's volumes on Capital, one wishes the information and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - LisCarey - LibraryThing

This is a fascinating book, and many people will be surprised by what Pinker has to say. We routinely tell ourselves that we live in a violent world, that for all the comforts of civilization wars are ... Read full review

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User Review  - DLMorrese - LibraryThing

Has the human condition gotten better over time? In this book, Steven Pinker argues that it has, mainly by showing how dreadful it was in the past. People still intentionally inflict unspeakable harm ... Read full review

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User Review  - JosephKing6602 - LibraryThing

A very engaging book that combined history/science/politics/economics/psychology as it impacts violence, and (counter-intuitively) the decline in violence... It was very broad in scope and massive in ... Read full review

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User Review  - oparaxenos - LibraryThing

I picked up this book by chance in a bookstore, and did not know I was in for a reading adventure. With great sensitivity and a marvellous sense of humour, Pinker lays out the justification of his ... Read full review

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User Review  - AshRyan - LibraryThing

Historical perspective and statistical analysis shed new light on trends in violence Follow any major news media outlet (and most of the minor ones) and it's easy to get the impression that the world ... Read full review

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User Review  - mbmackay - LibraryThing

This is a mighty book about a very interesting and surprising piece of information - the decline of violence in almost all forms across most societies in the world. Pinker piles up the data from an ... Read full review

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User Review  - MahaErwin - LibraryThing

Another brilliant read from a wise old professor. Read full review


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