Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
OSU Researcher: Trust in Government a Predictor of Homicide Rate
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Ohio State History Professor Randolph Roth and his colleagues reviewed four centuries of murders in the U.S. and Western Europe and came to some unexpected conclusions about why the homicide rate rises and falls.
One of the great things about scholarship is, in Roth’s words, “if you work hard, reality always surprises you.”
His research links the homicide rate to people’s views of their government . and each other
Ohio State History Professor Randolph Roth is the author of “American Homicide,” published this year by Harvard University Press.