The Need for Nations

(B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia)

“It may sound trite to say so, but the national state is the worst way of arranging and governing human societies, apart from all the others.”

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What Howard Zinn Forgets

No one people, nation or culture has a monopoly on the shadows of human nature. Historians influenced by Zinn and the story he tells should try to remember this.”

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Is Steven Pinker Wrong About Violence Declining?

(Rose Lincoln / Harvard University)

“In many parts of the world, the anarchy came, and those like Pinker who insist otherwise should reflect on whether their claims really reflect reality, or whether they are simply bromides used by those thought-leaders who see the horror and turn away, looking to statistics as consolation against the tragedy.

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