Historian Ian Morris makes the case that as humanity’s potential for violence grows, and government gain a monopoly on destructive force, we are actually safer and more prosperous than at any time in history.
Ian is the author of the new book War! What Is It Good For? – Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots.
Ian Morris is Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and Professor of History at Stanford University and a Fellow of the Stanford Archaeology Center.