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Make Money, Not War: Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
By Aschwin de Wolf
This article appeared in the Summer 2012 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

Psychologist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker succeeds in showing that violence has retreated around the globe, but his explanation for this trend is diffused and incomplete. Pinker’s ambitious tome might have benefited from a more focused attempt to distinguish the peace dividend of commerce from the peace dividend of Leviathan.



Other Independent Review articles by Aschwin de Wolf
    Fall 2011   Interview with Anthony de Jasay



Volume 17 Number 1
Summer 2012

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