Calling All Interdisciplinary Historians: Steven Pinker Talks About a Forthcoming Book on the History of Violence

21 11 2009

In this Bloggingheads divalog, Harvard evolutionary psychologist Steven Pinker discusses his forthcoming book on the history of violence. He attempts to explain why the world has become less violent over the last few centuries. (Pinker promises to provide lots of hard data to prove that such a decline has taken place). Although Pinker is a psychologist rather than a historian, this sounds like an important book that will start a conversation in which historians can participate. Fast forward to 38:00 into the divalog to hear Pinker talk about the book.

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