Title: Humankind
Authors: Bregman, Rutger
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 463
Year: 2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Language: English
Description: 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. And its roots sink deep into Western thought: from Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Pinker, the tacit assumption is that humans are bad.

Humankind makes the case for a new argument: that it is realistic, as well as revolutionary, to assume that people are good. When we think the worst of others, it brings out the worst in our politics and economics too.

Author Rutger 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. [Taken from book blurb, Bloomsbury Books]

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"Good writing style and well-paced chapters made this book a pleasure to read."

"The beauty of this book is in the way the information unfolds like a story."

"The reader is taken along Bregman's journey of discovery, rediscovery, learning and re-learning."

"We're kept guessing as to which conclusion the author will ultimately draw and it's very good for the momentum of the book."

"The stories and examples the author gives are wonderfully interesting."

"I found myself reading out whole passages to my husband because they were so amazing!"

Categories: Non fiction, Big Read, Contemporary, Environmental, Inspirational, Philosophy, Political, Psychology, Science & Technology, Social commentary/perspectives, Uplifting, 2022 Titles - Coming Soon


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