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The “decline of violence

Steven Pinker argues that violence – including war – has declined significantly over human history. He supports this argument by showing that we no longer morally or legally tolerate public torture, massacres, slavery and other forms of brutal violence. In fact, he writes that the “decline of violence may be the most significant and least appreciated development in the history of our species.”

Do you agree with what he writes? Disagree? Explain your answer briefly, but be as clear and specific as possible.