3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This is one of the books I recommend to friends and people I get chatting to on the train etc. most often. It's effectively become as important to my own framework of values and beliefs as the Bible is to traditional Christians.
It's impeccably well referenced and methodically argued, and it makes the most humane, realistic and ultimately inspiring conclusions about human nature I've found anywhere. It's not inspiring in an unrealistically romanticised way, but in a practical way of feeling like you understand human nature better by the end and can make wiser guesses how to intervene or influence conditions so pro-sociality and co-operation increases around you.