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              Humankind: A Hopeful History

              Humankind: A Hopeful History (Paperback)

              By Bregman, Rutger

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              THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A beacon of hope for a frighted world' DANNY DORLING 'This is the book we need right now' TELEGRAPH 'It'd be no surprise if it proved to be the Sapiens of 2020' GUARDIAN It's a belief that unites the left and right, psychologists and philosophers, wri...ters 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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              ISBN 9781408898956
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

              Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There (Paperback)

              By Bregman, Rutger

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              A Sunday Times Bestseller We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, with questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. Rutger Bregman, a bestselling Dutch historian, explain...s that it needn't be this way. Bregman shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are, in fact, wholly implementable. Every milestone of civilization - from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy - was once considered a utopian fantasy. New utopian ideas such as universal basic income and a 15-hour work week can become reality in our lifetime. This guide to a revolutionary yet achievable utopia is supported by multiple studies, lively anecdotes and numerous success stories. From a Canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty, to Richard Nixon's near implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, Bregman takes us on a journey through history, beyond the traditional left-right divides, as he introduces ideas whose time has come.
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              ISBN 9781408893210
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2018
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World
               

              Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bregman, Rutger

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              Originally published by Little, Brown and Company, March 2017 --Title page verso.

              ISBN 9780316471916
              Released NZ 27 Mar 2018
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              Utopia para realistas/ Utopia for Realists
                

              Utopia para realistas/ Utopia for Realists (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bregman, Rutger

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              This guide to a revolutionary yet achievable utopia offers three core ideas-a universal basic income, a fifteen-hour workweek, and open borders across the globe-each of them supported by multiple studies and numerous success stories. Utopia for Realists is one of those rare books... that takes you by surprise.
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              ISBN 9788498387995
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2017
              Publisher Penguin Random House Australia
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (Spanish)
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              Humankind: A Hopeful History
                

              Humankind: A Hopeful History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bregman, Rutger; Translated by Moore, Erica; Manton, Elizabeth

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              • Pub Date
                16 Nov 21

              INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. The Sapiens of 2020. ---The Guardian From the author of the New York Times bestseller Utopia for Realists comes the riveting pick-me-up we all need right now (People), the #1 Dutch bestseller Humankind, which offers a bold (Daniel H. Pink), extr...aordinary (Susan Cain) argument that humans thrive in a crisis and that our innate kindness and cooperation have been the greatest factors in our long-term success on the planet. Humankind made me see humanity from a fresh perspective. ---Yuval Noah Harari, author of the #1 bestseller Sapiens Longlisted for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction One of the Washington Post's 50 Notable Nonfiction Works in 2020 If there is one belief that has united the left and the right, psychologists and philosophers, ancient thinkers and modern ones, it is the tacit assumption that humans are bad. It's a notion that drives newspaper headlines and guides the laws that shape our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Pinker, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed primarily by self-interest. But what if it isn't true? International bestseller Rutger Bregman provides new perspective on the past 200,000 years of human history, setting out to prove that we are hardwired for kindness, geared toward cooperation rather than competition, and more inclined to trust rather than distrust one another. In fact this instinct has a firm evolutionary basis going back to the beginning of Homo sapiens. From the real-life Lord of the Flies to the solidarity in the aftermath of the Blitz, the hidden flaws in the Stanford prison experiment to the true story of twin brothers on opposite sides who helped Mandela end apartheid, Bregman shows us that believing in human generosity and collaboration isn't merely optimistic---it's realistic. Moreover, it has huge implications for how society functions. When we think the worst
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              ISBN 9780316418522
              Released NZ 16 Nov 2021
              Publisher Little Brown and Company
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              Humankind: A Hopeful History
                

              Humankind: A Hopeful History (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              Read by Bregman, Rutger; Translated by Manton, Elizabeth; Moore, Erica; Read by Judd, Thomas

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              From the folk hero of Davos (Vox), Fox News antagonist, and author of the New York Times bestseller Utopia for Realists, a revolutionary argument that our innate goodness and cooperation have been the greatest factors in humanity's success If there is one belief that has united t...he left and the right, psychologists and philosophers, ancient thinkers and modern ones, it is the tacit assumption that humans are bad. It's a notion that drives newspaper headlines and guides the laws that shape our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Pinker, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed primarily by self-interest. But what if it isn't true? By providing a new historical perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history, internationally bestselling author Rutger Bregman sets out to prove that we are in fact hard-wired for kindness, geared toward cooperation rather than competition, and more inclined to trust rather than distrust one another. In fact this instinct has a firm evolutionary basis going back to the beginning of Homo sapiens. This understanding, Bregman suggests, isn't merely optimistic--it's realistic. Moreover, it has huge implications for how society functions. When we think the worst of people, it brings out the worst in our politics and economics. But if we believe in the reality of humanity's kindness and altruism, it will form the foundation for achieving true change in society, a case that Bregman makes convincingly with his signature wit, refreshing frankness, and memorable storytelling.
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              ISBN 9781549159848
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Little Brown and Company
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              La nuit
                

              La nuit (Paperback)

              By Massonaud, Emmanuelle; Giebel, Karine; Bregman, Rutger

              Il fait nuit, la lune luit. Que vois-tu Sami ? Ce niveau 1 est concu specialement pour les enfants au debut du CP. Les mots utilises dans l'histoire sont exclusivement construits avec des syllabes simples: bi, ve, lu, di, sa... et tres facilement dechiffrables pour un enfant qui ...debute en lecture. J'apprends a lire avec Sami et Julie est une collection de petites histoires specialement concue pour les enfants apprenant a lire. Le texte est ecrit en gros, les mots sont bien detaches les uns des autres et les lignes bien espacees. Les histoires sont courtes, droles et tres faciles a lire. Ecrites avec des mots en adequation avec leur progression, une quantite de texte a lire reduite et adaptee, pour que l'enfant reste motive et prenne confiance.En plus de la petite histoire, le livre contient: des conseils pour accompagner l'enfant dans ses premieres lectures, la presentation des personnages, des activites pour preparer la lecture, et a la fin: As-tu bien compris l'histoire ? pour donner du sens a ce que l'enfant a lu et aller plus loin que le simple dechiffrage ainsi qu'une rubrique Et toi, qu'en penses-tu ? avec des petites questions pour faire reflechir ou simplement discuter autour de l'histoire.
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              ISBN 9782012903999
              Released NZ 25 Jan 2017
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (French)
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              Dignos de Ser Humanos
                 

              Dignos de Ser Humanos (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bregman, Rutger

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              • Pub Date
                30 Nov 21
              ISBN 9788433964731
              Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
              Publisher Anagrama
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              Humankind: A Hopeful History
               

              Humankind: A Hopeful History (Hardback)

              By Bregman, Rutger; Translated by Moore, Erica; Manton, Elizabeth

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              From the author of New York Times bestseller UTOPIA FOR REALISTS, a revolutionary argument that the innate goodness and cooperation of human beings has been the greatest factor in our success. If one basic principle has served as the bedrock of bestselling author Rutger Bregman's... thinking, it is that every progressive idea -- whether it was the abolition of slavery, the advent of democracy, women's suffrage, or the ratification of marriage equality -- was once considered radical and dangerous by the mainstream opinion of its time. With Humankind, he brings that mentality to bear against one of our most entrenched ideas: namely, that human beings are by nature selfish and self-interested. By providing a new historical perspective of the last 200,000 years of human history, Bregman sets out to prove that we are in fact evolutionarily wired for cooperation rather than competition, and that our instinct to trust each other has a firm evolutionary basis going back to the beginning of Homo sapiens. Bregman systematically debunks our understanding of the Milgram electrical-shock experiment, the Zimbardo prison experiment, and the Kitty Genovese bystander effect. In place of these, he offers little-known true stories: the tale of twin brothers on opposing sides of apartheid in South Africa who came together with Nelson Mandela to create peace; a group of six shipwrecked children who survived for a year and a half on a deserted island by working together; a study done after World War II that found that as few as 15% of American soldiers were actually capable of firing at the enemy. The ultimate goal of Humankind is to demonstrate that while neither capitalism nor communism has on its own been proven to be a workable social system, there is a third option: giving citizens and professionals the means (left) to make their own choices (right). Reorienting our thinking toward positive and high expectations of our fellow man, Bregman argues, will reap lasting success. Bregman pres
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              ISBN 9780316418539
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Little Brown and Company
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