Rutger Bregman in Conversation with Owen Jones | Humankind: A Hopeful History SOLD OUT
Join Dutch historian Rutger Bregman for a live streamed Q&A as part of our new series of online events. He will be talking to Guardian journalist Owen Jones, and you’ll get the chance to put some of your questions to him too.
Last year, Bregman became an overnight social media sensation when he told the assembled billionaires at Davos to stop avoiding paying tax. He had been invited on the basis of his bestseller Utopia for Realists, which argued for a basic income and a shorter working week, ideas that have been taken up by some of the Silicon Valley billionaires who attend the annual event.
His new book, Humankind: A Hopeful History, challenges the idea that we are by nature selfish and governed by self-interest. Evidencing evolution and sociology, he spins fresh perspectives into the world’s most famous studies and events, from the cooperation seen after the Blitz to the hidden flaws in the Stanford Prison Experiment, to demonstrate that we have, in fact, evolved to be a social and altruistic species. Described by Stephen Fry as “a declaration of faith in the innate goodness and natural decency of human beings”, and lauded by Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari, Humankind is a call for a new, kinder, view of human nature.
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