A Hopeful History
This revolutionary book argues that the innate goodness and cooperation of human beings has been the greatest factor in our success. Author Rutger Bregman debunks the idea that humans are inherently selfish and self-interested, instead offering a new historical perspective that shows we are evolutionarily wired for cooperation. Through little-known true stories, he shows that our instinct to trust each other has a firm evolutionary basis. The ultimate goal of Humankind is to demonstrate a new social system that reorients our thinking towards positive and high expectations of our fellow man, which will reap lasting success. Bregman presents his groundbreaking ideas in a witty and frank manner, making history, social science, and economic theory accessible to all.
2020-08-08T21:01:28.000Z@rcbregman well done on such an amazing book ‘Humankind’ - world leaders and all young people need to read this book! #humankind – source
2020-09-19T09:18:26.000ZThis is the book currently blowing my mind. A must read! @rcbregman – source
2020-09-27T15:50:26.000ZAn excellent book! Warning - a difficult read for pessimists, cynics and all those who find salt in their cornflakes. @rcbregman – source
2020-06-26T19:41:17.000ZThis book, Humankind: A Hopeful History, by @rcbregman, has the most riveting prologues of any work of non-fiction I have ever read. And its fundamental argument is one that, unsurprisingly, I strongly agree with, too. Kudos. – source