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Why is Global Violence Declining in a Violent World? R&MW

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Tonight host Kasaun E. Henry discusses the decline of violence. Empirical data from independent and reputable sources - such as the Human Security Report, Winning the War on War by Joshua Goldstein, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker, etc. - are showing that global violence is declining, in spite of occasional violent outbursts.

Do you believe that the world is becoming less violent? Do you think it's possible for violence to decrease? What would it take for you to believe that violence is decreasing?