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Topic: Crusades

Even Muslims flourished in Crusader states

Historian Michael Haag says that, contrary to the common image, Frankish rule in the Middle East was benevolent

Modern scientific slaughter is more barbaric than violence by primitive peoples

We are becoming less violent as a species, argues Steven Pinker in his new book, yet that only serves to make the violence of enlightened peoples worse