Did the world become more violent in the twentieth century, or did greater media coverage of war, genocide and civil unrest promote a false inference? Despite what many people think, historians have not proven that the last century was history’s bloodiest.

James L. Payne is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Director of Lytton Research and Analysis.
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Other Independent Review articles by James L. Payne
Winter 2017/18 The Government Nobody Knows—nor Wants to Know
Summer 2016 Government Fails, Long Live Government! The Rise of “Failurism”
Fall 2014 The Real Case against Activist Global Warming Policy
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