Look carefully, Felix, Pinker is linked in the text.
Ugo Bardi
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Ugo, I missed the link, but that is not an explicit comparison, which would have been more useful. Also more detailed evidence for the very surprising 20th century stats would have made them more plausible — if WW1&2 cost 50–60 million lives, how did the ‘lesser’ ‘democides’ add up to about 4 times as many? A simple short table would have been really helpful.

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