Tuesday/ calling on the better angels of our nature

I learned of the terrorist attack in Istanbul on the radio, while driving back to the hotel. I watched a little of the reporting on TV, and then turned it off altogether.  I’m going to have to read a book such as Steven Pinker’s 2012 The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined – to boost my conviction that the world is still becoming a better, more civilized place (in spite of all the news to the contrary).  Pinker makes the point that we have been, and still are, are actually living in an unusually peaceful time the last few decades. 

6-28-2016 11-02-25 PM
(Copyrighted material) : The introduction from Steven Pinker’s book ‘The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined’.

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