Author

Rutger Bregman

Rutger Bregman is one of Europe’s most prominent young thinkers. He has published four books on history, philosophy and economics, and has twice been nominated for the prestigious European Press Prize. The Dutch edition of Utopia for Realists became an international bestseller and has been translated in 23 languages.

Humankind

Humankind

A revisionist history

(De Correspondent, 2019, 528 pages)

Humans are beasts, the kings said. Sinners, the priests said. Egoists, the accountants said. For centuries, western culture has been permeated by a belief in the depravity of humankind. But what if all this time we’ve been wrong?

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