The Better Angels of Our Nature, by Steven Pinker (Thoughts on ‘Womens Rights and the Decline of Rape and Battering’)

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As you might recall if you read the exchange of comments after my review of On Rape by Germaine Greer, Fourtriplezed and I agreed to read each other’s suggestions: he had never read anything by Greer, and I hadn’t read The Better Angels of Our Nature, the decline of violence in history and its causes (2011) by Steven Pinker.  Mercifully, since the Pinker book is 802 pages long, I wasn’t asked to read the whole book— just the sub chapter in Chapter 7 ‘The Rights Revolution’ which is called ‘Women’s Rights and the Decline of Rape and Battering’.  So this is not a ‘book review’, it’s just a response to the part of the book which I was asked to read…

Now, one way to suspect that there might just possibly be too many books in the house, is to find a book on the shelf that has also…

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