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Humankind: A Hopeful History

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERA Guardian, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman and Daily Express Book of the Year'Hugely, highly and happily recommended' Stephen Fry'You should read Humankind. You'll learn a lot (I did) and you'll have good reason to feel better about the human race' Tim Harford'Made me see humanity from a fresh perspective' Yuval Noah HarariIt'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. By thinking the worst of others, we bring out the worst in our politics and economics too.In this major book, internationally bestselling 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.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781408898956
ISBN-10: 1408898950
Pagini: 496
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 34 mm
Greutate: 0.4 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Publishing
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

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Humankind was a huge success at hardback, hitting both the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller lists, being named by numerous outlets as a 'Book of the Year', and receiving plaudits from figures including Yuval Noah Harari, Stephen Fry, Tim Harford, James Rebanks, Dan Snow, Susan Cain and David Wallace-Wells, among many others. A massive campaign is planned at paperback

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Rutger Bregman, a historian and writer at the Correspondent, is one of Europe's most prominent young thinkers. His last book, Utopia for Realists, was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and has been translated into thirty-two languages. He lives in Holland.@rcbregman | rutgerbregman.com

Recenzii

An optimistic historian sifts through the past in his mission to prove that mankind might not be so bad . . . A superb read - brisk, accessible and full of great stories
This is the book we need right now . . . Entertaining, uplifting . . . If Bregman is right, this book might just make the world a kinder place
Here, we visit the blitz, Lord of the Flies - both the novel and a very different real-life version - a Siberian fox farm, an infamous New York murder and a host of discredited psychological studies . . . There's a great deal of reassuring human decency to be taken from this bold and thought-provoking book . . . It makes a welcome change to read such a sustained and enjoyable tribute to our better natures
Filled with compelling tales of human goodness . . . Bregman's book is a thrilling read and it represents a necessary correction
Humankind displays [Bregman's] gift for synthesising libraries full of academic research into spellbinding reads. I whizzed through Humankind's 480 pages, engrossed
The notion that we already have the capacity to radically improve the world is both an exhilarating and a daunting one
Bregman argues convincingly that what we teach and report about ourselves, we become . . . Bold, entertaining and uplifting
Bregman's book is something of a beacon at the moment, when many are looking for values to profess in our traumatised and altered society . . . People have started to talk about this book: perhaps the moment of this entirely positive, heartening message is about to come
Lively and illuminating . . . Even a few months ago, [the idea that most people behave well in most circumstances] might have seemed, as Bregman claims, "a radical idea". The coronavirus crisis has made it blindingly obvious
This book must be read by as many people as possible - only when people change their view of human nature will they begin to believe in the possibility of building a better world
One of the most powerful books I have read for a long time, and a book I have absolutely no hesitation about saying everyone needs to read, and that it will change your life if you do so
Rutger Bregman's extraordinary new book is a revelation . . . Humankind is masterful in its grasp of history, both ancient and modern
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
This important book is almost preternatural in its timing and argument. Rutger Bregman is poetic in his rejection of a Hobbesian view of our true natures. The gigantic upheavals of 2020 have proved him right. Reading this during lockdown changed the way I think about our humanity. We are good
Rutger Bregman is out on his own, thinking for himself, using history to give the rest of us a chance to build a much better future than we can presently imagine
A devastating demolition of the misanthrope's mantra. A beacon of hope for a frighted world