Steven Pinker’s much praised 2011 book, ‘The better angels of our nature’ finds a declining risk of…
Felix FitzRoy

Look carefully, Felix, Pinker is linked in the text. I know his work: within the assumption he makes, he is right in saying that modern society is less violent than ancient ones. But his is a different kind of analysis: he compares the risk of dying by generic violence with the risk of dying in war. What I am doing here is analyzing time patterns of “democides” which are a quite different kind of thing.

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