..from table tops to terrorism I know, but I have been looking again at Steven Pinker's book The Better Angels of Our Nature in which he shows how, contrary to popular belief 'mankind has become progressively less violent, over milennia and decades'.
Published in 2011 it is subtitled The Decline Of Violence In History And Its Causes.
Pinker has a lot of interesting things to say about the media and our perceptions of violence and the nature of journalism....see also here and here and states that even taking into account recent events violence is still in decline.
If not exactly comforting it is at least a different, considered perspective, would you agree?
Wishing you a peaceful day.