Reading Rutger Bregman’s new book “Humanking: a hopeful history”, here is the opening of chapter one:

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Finished this book today. It is a badly needed corrective to the Hobbesian assumptions that permeate most of the world. I generally dislike popular non-fiction (too much anecdote, not enough documentation); but this one is okay, only occasionally going in that direction — I still would have liked to see at least two independent sources for every claim. Also not as uplifting as initially suspected. Many delightful tales of humanity are present however. Ultimately: Recommended and edifying.

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