The Better Angels of our Nature – by Steven Pinker
Heavy book relating to the history of violence on Planet Earth. Mr. Pinker is a Harvard Professor oh Psychology, and the book is written for upper level reading. Details, huge amounts of data, and his take on the decline in violence in the World.
Great read for those interested in the minutia. One of the more difficult books for me. I am happy I persevered and stayed through it. Violence is declining as a fact. A good counter-point to the level of perceived violence portrayed through our media and entertainment portals.