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Steven Pinker: Literacy Breeds Empathy, Reduces Violence

October 27, 2012
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Harvard professor of psychology Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence throughout history and it's implications on society.

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Smarthistory: Replacing the Art Textbook With Multimedia

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Mental Illness Causes More Violent Gun Crime

Mental Illness Causes More Violent Gun Crime (Dec. 4, 2012) — This panel of experts explores what society can do to stop the mentally ill from committing horrific acts of violence, often with the use of guns. How do state and federal laws protect the rights of the mentally ill persons while also protecting the community at large?
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Study Finds 1 in 3 Women Are Sexually Assaulted

Study Finds 1 in 3 Women Are Sexually Assaulted

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