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Rutger Bregman is (Largely) Wrong About Human Nature

Review of “Humankind: A Hopeful History” by Rutger Bregman

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The highlight of Rutger Bregman’s optimistic new book Humankind is his account of a “real life” Lord of the Flies scenario in which six Catholic schoolboys were stranded on an island on the Pacific. Unlike the violent schoolboys in William Golding’s novel, though, these…

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