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The Better Angels of Our Nature



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"If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this-the most inspiring book I've ever read." -Bill Gates (May, 2017) A provocative history of violence-from the New York Times bestselling author of The Stuff of Thought, The Blank Slate, and Enlightenment Now.Believe it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species' existence. In his gripping and controversial new work, New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war, crime, and terrorism, violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history. Exploding myths about humankind's inherent violence and the curse of modernity, this ambitious book continues Pinker's exploration of the essence of human nature, mixing psychology and history to provide a remarkable picture of an increasingly enlightened world.






"If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this-the most inspiring book I've ever read." -Bill Gates (May, 2017) A provocative history of violence-from the New York Times bestselling author of The Stuff of Thought, The Blank Slate, and Enlightenment Now.Believe it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species' existence. In his gripping and controversial new work, New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war, crime, and terrorism, violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history. Exploding myths about humankind's inherent violence and the curse of modernity, this ambitious book continues Pinker's exploration of the essence of human nature, mixing psychology and history to provide a remarkable picture of an increasingly enlightened world.


The Better Angels of our Nature. My favorite book of the last decade is Steven Pinkers Better Angels of Our Nature. The book uses data simply documenting declining violence across time and geography. The Better Angels of Our Nature accomplishes what few books about Freemasons are able to do it explores the legends and longtold tall tales of the fraternity in an academic fashion with both dispassionate analysis of the facts and an obvious passion for the subject.


The Better Angels Of Our Nature

To do so he tells us about the five big motivators of violence the four better angels of our nature that counteract these forces and six major historical shifts which have allowed one to dominate the other. In The Better Angels of Our Nature Steven Pinker theorizes on why violence has declined. What a wonderful phrase It appears in the final paragraph of Abraham Lincolns first inaugural address in 1861. It is a long but profound look at the reduction in violence and discrimination over time.Bill Gates founder of Microsoft. Formatted according to the APA Publication Manual 7 th edition. Publication date. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The Better Angels of Our Nature Why Violence Has Declined Pinker Steven Morey Arthur Brilliance Audio Inc. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature. Heres a look at some of the data from the book. The better angels of our nature 1. The Better Angels of Our Nature. What lay ahead though was four years of savage war and 600000 deaths before those positive values could be invoked again by Lincoln in his Second Inaugural Address asking these better angels. This is to embrace science and reason reject ideology and dogma.


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