Things are bad. And they are getting worse. Inevitable disaster looms in the not too distant future. The only good news is that life is getting so hazardous that in all likelihood we personally won't survive long enough to see the worst.
Read more at the new blog site http://historybooksreview.co.uk/the-better-angels-of-our-nature-the-decline-of-violence-in-history-and-its-causes-by-steve-pinker/