Monday, November 14, 2011

Lunch Talk: Steven Pinker on the decline of violence.

Steven Pinker talks about his new book The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. Among other things, he notes a modern paradox that while the humanity possesses the most destructive weapons ever, the frequency and magnitude of wars are at their historically lowest levels. 
He also discusses the decline in violence against an individual, attributing the trend to the human rights movement.

tags: trends, psychology, social

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