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Fooled by Belligerence: Comments on Nassim Taleb’s “The Long Peace is a Statistical Illusion”

I’m only somewhat familiar with Steven Pinker’s work, specifically his book, ‘The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined’, through various talks. A good place to start is his ‘Decline of Violence’ talk at LongNow.org from October 8, 2012 which you can find here. Earlier this month, Nov. 2, 2012, NNT published a […]