Return to previous page

The Better Angels of Our Nature

Why Violence Has Declined
in: Sociology

The book presents a comprehensive analysis of the historical decline in violence, arguing that despite popular perception, humanity has become significantly less violent over time due to various social, cultural, and political developments. It explores the forces Pinker believes have led to this decline, such as the spread of government, literacy, trade, and the influence of enlightenment thinking.

Key points:

1. Violence Reduction: Pinker argues that violence has significantly decreased throughout human history, supported by data on war, murder, and abuse rates.

Books similar to "The Better Angels of Our Nature":