Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker

This is the most fascinating book I have read in a long time.  Now, the fact that he takes on every form of violence from playground bullying to genocide and considers many places and times means that some of his analysis is shallow, but there are still so many interesting ideas in here . . . highly recommended.  Which is not to say that I agree with everything he wrote, but that just made it all the more thought-provoking.

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