The seemingly endless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, might make us believe we live in the most violent age ever seen. But Steven Pinker, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, explains that just the opposite is true: violence has been diminishing for millennia. In The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined he looks at human nature, psychology, and history to explain how this has happened.
Time magazine has called Harvard Professor Steven Pinker one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World Today." His latest book, The Stuff of Thought, delves into the mental processes behind everything we say, from swear words to polite greetings, from baby names to technical jargon, explaining what the ...
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