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Believe it or not, this is the most peaceful the world has ever been, new studies argue

WASHINGTON - Historically, we have never had the world this peaceful. That is the thesis of three new books, including one by Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker. Statistics reveal dramatic reductions in war deaths, family violence, racism, rape, murder and all sorts of mayhem. In his book, Mr Pinker writes: "The decline of violence may be the most significant and least appreciated development in the history of our species." It runs counter to what the mass media is reporting and essentially what we feel in our guts. In his new book, "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined", Mr Pinker's findings include the fact that the number of people killed in battle has dropped by 1,000-fold over the centuries as civilisations evolved and that rape in the United States is down 80 per cent since 1973. Mr Pinker says one of the main reasons for the drop in violence is...

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