Singer Reviews Pinker’s “Better Angels”

October 7, 2011

Peter Singer ends his lengthy New York Times review of Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by calling it, “a supremely important book.”

This is precisely the sort of book that, had it appeared a decade ago, would have been unlikely to even mention the tens of billions of farmed animals slaughtered each year. But Pinker apparently addresses animal exploitation in his book with the same seriousness he gives to war, murder, and domestic violence.

It’s an 800-page tome, but after finishing Singer’s review I can’t help but suspect it would offer a great many valuable insights to animal advocates. Whether or not you decide to pick up the book, there’s much of value in Singer’s superb review. Link.

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