September book club – “Humankind: A Hopeful History

Thursday September 21, 2023 7:00 PM

When: September 21st 7 pm – 10 pm

Where: Lindsay’s house ( 109 Warwick Drive)

Kick off the school year with book club! Join us for a discussion of “Humankind: A Hopeful History” by Rutger Bregman.

Synopsis: If there is one belief that has united the left and the right, psychologists and philosophers, ancient thinkers and modern ones, it is the tacit assumption that humans are bad. It’s a notion that drives newspaper headlines and guides the laws that shape our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Pinker, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we’re taught, are by nature selfish and governed primarily by self-interest. But what if it isn’t true? International bestseller Rutger Bregman provides new perspective on the past 200,000 years of human history, setting out to prove that we are hardwired for kindness, geared toward cooperation rather than competition, and more inclined to trust rather than distrust one another. In fact this instinct has a firm evolutionary basis going back to the beginning of Homo sapiens.

Please bring a snack or a drink to share. Hope to see you there!

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