By Carl Zimmer / The Bulletin
December 4, 2011
“The Better Angels of Our Nature” by Steven Pinker (Viking, 832 pgs., $40)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Steven Pinker was a 15-year-old anarchist. He didn’t think people needed a police force to keep the peace. Governments caused the very problems they were supposed to solve.
Besides, it was 1969, said....