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Why We Need Books Now More Than Ever: Empathy and Reading

Students in class reading with teacher helping (selective focus)

You might not know it if you read the daily news, but there is a case to be made that human civilization is becoming┬áless violent. Seeing the decrease in violence requires a macroscopic view of things. Steven Pinker has thankfully gathered up the research and made the argument in his well-researched tome The Better Angels Continue Reading →