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There is a growing trend among some 'popular science' writers to promote the view that tribal peoples are particularly violent.
Survival is challenging this 'Brutal Savage' myth by examining the recent work of some of those who promote a fictitious and dangerous image of tribal peoples.
In February, we asked you to comment on an article about Jared Diamond's The World Until Yesterday.
This time, Stephen Corry challenges the recent work of Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature. Despite claiming to prove scientifically that most tribal peoples live in a state of chronic war ended only by state intervention, Pinker has many facts wrong, misrepresents others, and omits key evidence that contradicts his thesis.
Please help us challenge the myth of the 'Brutal Savage'.
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