The Better Angels of Our Nature: A History of Violence and Humanity

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A provocative history of violence?from the New York Times bestselling creator of The Stuff of Thought and The Blank SlateBelieve it or no longer, as of late we is also living in probably the most peaceful moment in our species’ existence. In his gripping and controversial new work, New York Times bestselling creator Steven Pinker shows that regardless of the ceaseless news about war, crime, and terrorism, violence has in reality been in decline over long stretches of history. Exploding myths about humankind’s inherent violence and the curse of modernity, this ambitious book continues Pinker’s exploration of the essence of human nature, mixing psychology and history to supply a outstanding picture of an an increasing number of enlightened world.

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