his is an 8 minute plus interesting promo for David Smith’s newest book, Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others. He “gently” delves into our darker side—specifically, why we do the bad things we do—by drawing from psychology, philosophy, biology and other branches of learning for its conclusions. The book, which won the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf Award for non-fiction, fits neatly on the shelf with Smith’s previous works, Why We Lie and The Most Dangerous Animal. They make him the go-to expert on human nature’s darkest impulses and what understanding them can teach us.
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