Book Review: Humankind by Rutger Bergman

I recently read Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bergman, and I highly recommend giving it a read!

This book is about the power of assuming the good in people, and of being kind and cooperative. Bergman masterfully looks into latest understanding of human evolution, the vast trends of history, and more recent psychological and sociological research to present a very different conclusion than many might draw on their own.

The author makes clear that he is not arguing out of naivete, or romanticism, or utopian idealism–but out of clear findings, practical results, and win-win scenarios that are consistently demonstrated in real-world case studies.

This book will go a long way to providing a fuller understanding of humanity’s past, a much-needed shot of encouragement for the present, and a hopeful vision for humanity’s future.

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Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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