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    Bloomsbury presents Humankind by Rutger Bregman, read by Rutger Bregman and Thomas Judd.

    The Sunday Times best seller.

    A Guardian, Times, Daily Telegraph and Financial Times summer listen.

    It’s a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, writers and historians. It drives the headlines that surround us and the laws that touch our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Dawkins, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we’re taught, are by nature selfish and governed by self-interest.

    Humankind makes a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. The instinct to cooperate rather than compete, trust rather than distrust, has an evolutionary basis going right back to the beginning of Homo sapiens. By thinking the worst of others, we bring out the worst in our politics and economics too.

    In this major book, internationally best-selling author Rutger Bregman takes some of the world’s most famous studies and events and reframes them, providing a new perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history. From the real-life Lord of the Flies to the Blitz, a Siberian fox farm to an infamous New York murder, Stanley Milgram’s Yale shock machine to the Stanford prison experiment, Bregman shows how believing in human kindness and altruism can be a new way to think – and act as the foundation for achieving true change in our society.

    It is time for a new view of human nature.

    ©2020 Rutger Bregman (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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    "Never dewy-eyed, wistful or naive, Rutger Bregman makes a wholly robust and convincing case for believing - despite so much apparent evidence to the contrary - that we are not the savage, irredeemably greedy, violent and rapacious species we can be led into thinking ourselves to be. Hugely, highly and happily recommended." (Stephen Fry)

     

    "Rutger Bregman’s extraordinary new book is a revelation.... Humankind is masterful in its grasp of history, both ancient and modern." (Susan Cain, author of Quiet

     

    "Cynicism is a theory of everything, but, as Rutger Bregman brilliantly shows, an elective one. This necessary book widens the aperture of possibility for a better future, and radically." (David Wallace-Wells, author of The Uninhabitable Earth)

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    Expanding you world view

    A very interesting book. It gives a different framework to look at the world than what is usually presented. Insofar it is really eye opening and expanding the perception of society and people. Let’s hope the ideas presented here become more influential, most likely the world would be far better for it.

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    enjoy a pertinent truth

    if you read one book in your life, let it be this one.

    we have to face so many harsh truths. It is past time, we face a joyous one.
    Being good to each other is human nature.
    This book presents compelling evidence packaged in entertaining stories

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    Must read for anyone in this era of cynicism

    An incredibly well written book that is bound to change your outlook on humankind. This is stuff that should be taught in schools to ensure a better and more kind world.

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    Fantastic Eye-opening book!

    A very insightful and positive book! I love how the author takes us on a journey, explaining the course of his research step by steps. Dismantling previous experiments on human behaviors that were falsified and counterbalancing with trustworthy evidences.

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    A great opposition to the homo economicus

    I liked that Rutger is backing up his hypothesis with lots of facts from past and present. He's shaping a view on humanity that I find more relatable and healthier than the mainstream homo economicus view.

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    the much needed uplift right now.

    a great book, which keeps up the spirits of those who still believe in the kindness of man, despite lingering darkness.
    a great book, which might change the perspective on Humankind of those who believe that man can not intrinsically be good .

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    a bit too optimistic for me but a great book!

    A great book from an insightful writer. I loved every detail and tale in the book and some of the factoids were shocking to me. Hope more books from Rutger Bregman would be translated into English and turn into audiobooks.

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    An encouraging in-depth examination of humanity

    A much-needed correction of prevailing cynical and fatigue-inducing preconceptions of humanity, based on solid scientific research as well as analyses of historical and current events. I rarely say this, but I wish everyone would read or listen to this book.

    Great speaker too, I loved the rhythm and tone of his voice.

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    Inspiring and fascinating

    Love it so much that I am buying the book several times in different languages to send as Christmas present to my close friends and family around the world.

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    Soulfood for Machiavellians

    The author did an excellent job in putting together the newest insights from all different fields of science to undermine his point of view; humans are basically kind. He did it in a very entertaining and at the same time inspiring way. I really have to rethink a lot of information I learned in my study of psychology. Looking at the human kind from his point of view, certainly will raise my quality of life!