Sunday, March 22, 2009

of Civilization and violence

It is perhaps a romantic notion and very fashionable for the "psuedo-libertarian" group to diss the institution of police and state. But, as Dr.Pinker demonstrates in this talk, contrary to popular idea, we are living in the most peaceful of times.

That means that we are doing "something" right. It is important that we discuss the ills of our society as it exists today and strive to improve. However, that is not the same as the thoughtless nihilism being exhibited by some in the name of "libertarianism"


Pritam said...


I was arguing the same thing with someone a few months back, that we're living in the most peaceful times ever :)

shrek said...

dude you are even more jobless than me to read my jobless writings :p