By Stephen M., PhD Younger

A former nuclear guns dressmaker, Stephen M. more youthful knows, as few others can, humankind's power for violence. He understands that the proliferation of guns of mass destruction signifies that any country, team, or perhaps person can cause incredible carnage—and the accelerating velocity of communications and transportation implies that issues can occur speedier than we will be able to take into consideration them. In Endangered Species, more youthful friends into the center of recent civilization to offer a realistic plan for finishing mass violence, the scourge of our occasions and a danger to our survival as a species. taking a look throughout our wisdom of psychology, background, politics, and expertise, more youthful provides a resounding argument that we will get away our spiral into worldwide destruction. yet we have not a second to lose.

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Could he have dealt with feeding the people, keeping commerce flowing, suppressing upstarts, and so on? The Romans built a magnificent civilization, but it collapsed under its own weight as greedy citizens fought and bought their way to imperial privilege. Napoleon captured the energy of a people who had fought a revolution against a repressive monarchy, only to have his own empire collapse under the combined pressure of the other European powers. Twice in the twentieth century Germany tried to expand its reach, and twice it was beaten back.

It will be the worst of all possible situations—a group driven by passion with the ability to inflict mass casualties. Whereas in the past we could apply one set of solutions to individual violence and another to international violence, in the future we will need to address the root causes of all violence. It is not just that we humans are potentially violent, awaiting only the right situation to trigger an innate capability. There are other human attributes that complicate our understanding of violence.

Steve is one of those people who cannot imagine doing anything but what he is doing. He is remarkably patient with the enthusiastic amateur in his office. We quickly move beyond what he calls the “dessert cart” of artifacts usually shown to visiting VIPs and into the meat of the 40 || ENDANGERED SPECIES collection. ” I ask. A bit of computer detective work indicated that he does, and in a moment it is in my hand, a tablet that is over 4,000 years old, more remote to the Romans than the Romans are to us.

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