THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE BY STEVEN PINKER
‘THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE’ is a great scientific masterpiece written by The Johnston Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, Steven Pinker. He was named one of Time magazine’s “Hundred Most Important People in the World Today. Mr. Steven Pinker has been awarded numerous prizes for his research, teaching, and books. He is the author of six famous and popular books ‘How The Mind Works’, ‘The Blank Side’, ‘Words and Rules’, ‘The Stuff of Thought’, and others. I am very proud to review the books of such a genius person on my blog.
When I read ‘THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE’, I decided to personally thank Mr. Steven Pinker by email, and I did it. The next day, I got an email from Mr. S. Pinker thanking me for my kind words. Actually, I found the book recommended on Bill Gates’ blog Gates Notes. There is a lot of boring stuff listed on his blog. However, this time, I loved Mr. Bill’s choice.
THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE: WHY VIOLENCE HAS DECLINED explores one of the most important subjects of our life. This thing is VIOLENCE. Violence is a still remaining part of our everyday life. No matter how civilized our world is nowadays, thousands of people are killed, raped, robbed, and kidnapped every day. In fact, human nature has not changed since the days our hunter-gatherer dads were killing each other. We are still animals deep inside.
In ‘THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE’, Mr. Steven Pinker has explored the history of violence from the ancient world till nowadays. He proves that people’s nature has not changed a lot since the beginning of the world. We are still wild, treacherous, and predatory inside. Further, Steven Pinker explains the factors that made our life less violent. All the factors are explained in meticulous details. By giving statistical data, Professor Steven Pinker proves that violence has already declined to a very significant point. In fact, we are living in the safest age. ‘THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE’ is a book that combines sociological, genetics, psychology, history, and many other sciences. This is not a book for a ‘quick read’. Therefore, I recommend dedicating several days to read and analyze the subject of the book.