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Humankind

A Hopeful History
Durée : 11 h et 36 min
Catégories : Anglais - History, World
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Bloomsbury presents Humankind by Rutger Bregman, read by Rutger Bregman and Thomas Judd.

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 audiobook, international 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 cooperation seen in the aftermath of the Blitz, the hidden flaws in the Stanford Prison Experiment to the true story of the Kitty Genovese murder, 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.

A Guardian Book to Look Out For in 2020.

©2020 Rutger Bregman (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Commentaires

 

"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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positive and incite full

In a world changing and seemingly spiraling downwards this book brings hope for the future

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  • 27/06/2020

Recommended 100%

This book changed a lot of views I used to have and a lot of things we assume are common sense. Really recommend it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16/06/2020

Hard to put down

It's got everything I want in a book. All the subjects I'm interested in combined. I'm six hours in and it keeps grabbing me in every chapter. I have to stop writing now to continue. Awesome.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15/06/2020

Really enjoyable read...

Really enjoyed the fresh perspective as well as all the examples of Human Kindness. Thank you.

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  • Jaroslav
  • 04/06/2020

Mind shifting, hopeful (hi)story of our kind

Great arguments and thoughts. I have still a little doubt about it, that it isn't all perfect knowledge. But it's clear this book tries to go a long way to find valuable information and give you the other, more common, side of "human nature" which our western culture miss so much.