It’s strange that I was listening to this book, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, last week after it appeared on Mark Zuckerberg’s reading list. It argues that violence today is at lowest levels in the history of the world. After tragic world events of last three weeks it’s hard to believe that any of it is true, that we should not be afraid. Fortunately for us the data on this is very clear and compelling.
No matter how sad, angry and frustrated they make me feel, I refuse to be afraid.