World Peace

12.11.12

Ask Steven Pinker Anything

Readers ask the science writer, evolutionary psychologist, and author of 'The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined' about the most violent period in history, the impediments to world peace, and the case for nuclear weapons.
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A reader asks Steven Pinker: Do you see any trends in the U.S. that could endanger the decline of violence?

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A reader asks Steven Pinker: What single event do you fear is most likely to reverse the trend toward global peace?

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A reader asks Steven Pinker: What snapshot of human history stands out as being the most brutal?

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A reader asks Steven Pinker: After all the debate and discussion over your book, on what matter was your mind most changed?

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A reader asks Steven Pinker: Is organized religion a help or hindrance to global peacemaking efforts?

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A reader asks Steven Pinker: If you had the power to erase all nuclear weapons from the world, would you?