By Thomas A. Gregor
A stimulating and cutting edge attention of the idea that, reasons, and perform of peace in societies either historic and glossy, human and primate.
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Since that early time we have evolved as beings whose behavior is shaped by culture. Admittedly, that culture is often violent. But the flexibility of human institutions and values (as opposed to biology), the existence of at least a few peaceful cultures, and the human desire for peace are powerful arguments against an inherently aggressive human nature. We have a capacity for cooperation and peacefulness as well as for warfare. The institutions of peace are the basis for a tradition of research in the social sciences.
A Natural History of Peace by Thomas A. Gregor