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Using Marx’s birthday to recall progress toward peace

Protesters of communism gather around a monument erected in Moscow's Lubyanka Square honoring those who suffered under the Soviet Union. Source: Robert Harbison / The Christian Science Monitor/file

Seven years ago, Harvard University scholar Steven Pinker wrote a book that concluded, through analysis of historical data, that “the world is less violent now than at any time in history.” In 2018 peace is still not yet a universal norm. But the trend is clear: Humanity has steadily sloughed off ideas

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