Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has made his second selection for the “A Year of Books” book club. Zuckerberg has chosen The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker.
Zuckerberg’s announcement has attracted more than 43,000 “likes.” Participants have one month to complete this reading assignment.
Here’s an excerpt from Zuckerberg’s post: “It’s a timely book about how and why violence has steadily decreased throughout our history, and how we can continue this trend. Recent events might make it seem like violence and terrorism are more common than ever, so it’s worth understanding that all violence — even terrorism — is actually decreasing over time. If we understand how we are achieving this, we can continue our path towards peace.” (via The Guardian)