“The Better Angels of Our Nature” by Steven Pinker

“‘The Better Angels of Our Nature’ by Steven Pinker”, Sunday Forum presented by Bill Priedhorsky on February 26, 2012. Steven Pinker argues that violence has declined steadily over human history, and continues to do so. Presented with a choice between Rousseau’s descent from the “noble savage” and Hobbes’s ascent from a life “nasty, brutish, and short,” Pinker makes his case for Hobbes and Hope.