“The most peaceful time in our species’ existence”

The economist Max Roser has a slideshow at OurWorldInData.org in which he lays out The Visual History of the Rise of Political Freedom and the Decrease in Violence.

Who knew? It seems that all we ever hear about is bad news: war and violence and oppression. But Roser lays out a good case that Steven Pinker might be right that “we may be living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence.”

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