Broccoli Book Club / Humankind

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Episode notes

Humankind: A Hopeful History pushes the revolutionary theory that “most people, deep down, are pretty decent”. Written by Dutch historian Rutger Bregman (@rcbregman), he takes us through centuries of historical events and challenges the beliefs of Machiavelli, Freud and Dawkins, using plenty of research to prove his point – that humans aren’t inherently selfish.

Humankind gives an alternative understanding of history, and made me think that maybe, we need a new optimistic lens when looking at humanity... to give us hope for the future.

Buy the book here.

Co-host of Literary Friction Octavia Bright (@octaviabright_) and Producer at Broccoli Productions Bea Duncan (@beaduncan_) join the host of Broccoli Book Club Diyora Shadijanova (@thediyora) to discuss.

In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing Afropean by Johny Pitts, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to [email protected]

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