The Decline of Violence

Harvard University Professor Steven Pinker talks to ReasonTV about his new book, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence has Declined.

Too often, I am in meetings with committees that talk about the burdens of today and our society.  I’ll agree there are challenges.  There will always be challenges.

We forget that we live in the greatest time in human history.  That is too bad.


About Christopher Hessenflow

Christopher Hessenflow is a financial planner in the Chicago area. He works with all sorts of people who are much more interesting than he is. He enjoys his career which lends him time to think and, sometimes, be creative. Chip was born bald.
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2 Responses to The Decline of Violence

  1. Isin says:

    How is it that more people were killed in the twentieth century than ever lived in history before that time and somehow violence has decreased?

  2. Iain says:

    Also, Pinker attributes the supposed decline in violence, at least in part, to the spread of government. How can that be when governments have been the biggest perpetrators of violence?

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