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The Peace Dividend
A great Ted Talk here by Steven Pinker on the ongoing decline in violence. Not only does he present the hard data to show that the decline of violence is a fact, but he also gives several plausible explanations as to why the decline is happening. 85 more words
The reason, according to the Montreal-born psychologist Steven Pinker’s massive book with that title, is, above all, the civilizing effect of governments and cities.
From Elizabeth Kolbert’s review in the… 167 more words