Zuckerberg’s Second Book-Club Pick Is An 800-Page Historical Exploration Of Violence

by Rachel Baker on January 25, 2015

I have had this article stored away since it came out last week. I wasn’t sure if I’d post it, but the more I think about it, the more interesting it becomes. I am not on facebook, but I am fascinated by Zuckerberg’s book club and I’m intgrigued that the books he is picking thus far are noteworthy and timely…and can go towards making a more intellectual society, one in which we can have better, more robust debates than we’ve been having these last few years.

Buy the Book: Mark Zuckerberg’s Second Book-Club Pick Is An 800-Page Historical Exploration Of Violence

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided that in 2015, he’d read a book every two weeks and get the Facebook community involved as part of the discussion.

Anyone expecting a program akin to a techie’s version of Oprah Winfrey’s famed selections of literary classics and memoirs got a surprise with his first pick for “A Year in Books,” the dense political study “The End of Power.” His second selection is another heavy intellectual exploration.

Earlier this week, Zuckerberg announced his second pick is “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined,” an 830-page book by Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker. In a 2012 blog post, Bill Gates wrote it “stands out as one of the most important books I’ve read — not just this year, but ever.”

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