About this book
Contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent over millennia and decades. Pinker shows that violence within and between societies really has declined, and that modernity and its cultural institutions are actually making us better people. 'Brilliant, mind-altering.. Everyone should read this astonishing book' "Guardian"
Can violence really have declined? The images of conflict we see daily on our screens from around the world suggest this is an almost obscene claim to be making. In this title, the author shows violence within and between societies - both murder and warfare.