World Peace

12.11.123:30 PM ET

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.
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 peace, and the case for nuclear weapons.

A reader asks Steven Pinker: Do you see any trends in the U.S. that could endanger the decline of violence?

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 peace, and the case for nuclear weapons.

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

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 peace, and the case for nuclear weapons.

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

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 peace, and the case for nuclear weapons.

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

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 peace, and the case for nuclear weapons.

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

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 peace, and the case for nuclear weapons.

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