A History of Violence

Despite the onslaught of violence in the news, could we be living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence?

Pioneering cognitive scientist Steven Pinker provides remarkable insights into the history of violence, human nature, and their combined implications for our everyday lives.

Contrary to the popular impression view that we are living in extraordinarily violent times, rates of violence at all scales have been in decline over the course of history.

I explore how this decline could have happened despite the existence of a constant human nature.

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