Another wee ramblette, this time coursing around Rutger Bregman’s “Humankind – a Hopeful History”.
Like most folks, I’m guessing, I found it refreshingly philosophically upful. The author takes on Nearly Everything Negative in the history of history, psychology, government and everything. But Bregman works ver-ry hard to convince us that this is fact-based, science-based view of human activity as opposed to merely the polemic of a raving optimist. I’m behind both the book’s sunny disposition and the notion that all that positivity springs from material evidence.
Humankind is statistically and in reality much more likely to do good/be good when observed neutrally – as opposed to being directed or traduced by some politician, warmonger or scientist conducting a bent experiment. Read the book. It’s extraordinary, ambitious, endearing – some of you may find it deeply and powerfully energising.
But hey: may write more later. In the meantime go listen to my customarily anti-professional reflections… and then GO READ THE BOOK!
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