Best Of 2012: Bill Gates Calls Steven Pinker's Book A "Triumph"
The Better Angels of Our Nature is a sweeping historical analysis of the way that violence in society has decreased significantly over time. This "triumph of a book," Gates explains, has tremendous potential to help countries around the world move toward becoming more peaceful. By understanding why violence is on the decrease, Gates says governments and policy makers can learn how to improve on this positive trend. Pinker's provocative theory is one that challenges how we think about society. His book and his highly regarded keynotes offer a fresh perspective on the way that we live, and how we can leverage this new knowledge to create a more peaceful world.