Rutger C. Bregman is a Dutch popular historian and author. He has published four books on history, philosophy, and economics, including Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World, which has been translated into thirty-two languages.
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Marcus Rediker shines a light into the darkest corners of the British and American slave ships of the eighteenth century. Drawing on thirty years of research in maritime archives, court records, diaries, and firsthand accounts, The Slave Ship is riveting and sobering reconstructing in chilling detail a world nearly lost to history: the "floating du...
It was a drawing of the slave ship 'The Brooks'. The historian @MarcusRediker tells us that it was actually a 'graphic understatement'. See his wonderful book --> – source
In this thought-provoking book, Tobias Leenaert leaves well-trodden animal advocacy paths and takes a fresh look at the strategies, objectives, and communication of the vegan and animal rights movement. He argues that, given our present situation, with entire societies dependent on using animals, we need a very pragmatic approach. How to Create a V...
Fantastic book. Motto: stop trying to be pure, start changing the world. Written by @TobiasLeenaert, founder of one of the most effective organizations that's trying to change our food system. – source
Just finished this one by @juliagalef. Highly recommended. It's not easy to become (more of) a scout, but it's hard not to be inspired by this book. – source
One of those books I couldn’t have done without. Tells the amazing story of a Russian scientist who domesticated a fox and revolutionized our understanding of human nature. Brilliantly written – can’t recommend it enough. – source
Just finished this brilliant book by @helenlewis. Long time since I underlined so much in a book. Love her observation that 'universal basic income' is just another phrase for 'wages for housework'. – source
One of the best books I’ve read this year. Crystal clear, rigorously empirical. Should be read by policymakers from around the globe, especially in the US. It’s *the* to-do-list for the next president. Will be published next month. @gabriel_zucman – source
@faisalnazir @AaronBastani Yes. Source is Diane Coyle’s great book about the history of GDP – source
An investigative history of one of social psychology’s classic―and most controversial―studies: the Robbers Cave experiment In 1954, a group of American boys attended a remote summer camp where they were split into two groups, and encouraged to bully, harass, and demonize each other. The results would make history as one of social psychology’s class...
This is a really good book about the famous Robbers Cave Experiment, written by @GinaPerry. Just read it for the 2nd time and can recommend it to anyone who's interested in (social) psychology. – source