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Believe It or Not: We're A Little Less Nasty Now

Attention, fellow humans: The newly redesigned, relaunched New Republic contains great news about our much-maligned species. Not only have we humans stopped burning cats as a form of humorous public entertainment (as we used to do in 16th-century France), but we're also killing, torturing and enslaving each other less often than we once did....

By Peter Carlson

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