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Humankind: a hopeful history
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New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.
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xviii, 461 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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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 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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First English-language edition.
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9780316418539, 0316418536

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General Note
"First published in 2019 in the Netherlands as De Meeste Mensen Deugen by De Corresponent."
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-452) and index.
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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 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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APA Citation (style guide)

Bregman, R., Manton, E., & Moore, E. (. (2020). Humankind: a hopeful history. First English-language edition. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bregman, Rutger, 1988-, Elizabeth, Manton and Erica (Translator), Moore. 2020. Humankind: A Hopeful History. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bregman, Rutger, 1988-, Elizabeth, Manton and Erica (Translator), Moore, Humankind: A Hopeful History. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bregman, Rutger, Elizabeth Manton, and Erica (Translator) Moore. Humankind: A Hopeful History. First English-language edition. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2020. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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