- If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this--the most inspiring book I've ever read.
- Pinker shows how the world is getting better. Sounds crazy, but it’s true. This is the most peaceful time in human history.
- That matters because if you think the world is getting better, you want to spread the progress to more people and places.
- It doesn’t mean you ignore the serious problems we face. It just means you believe they can be solved.
- This is the core of my worldview. It sustains me in tough times and is the reason I love my work. I think it can do same for you.
The better angels of our nature : the decline of violence in history and its causes by Steven Pinker