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Historian. Author of UTOPIA FOR REALISTS (2017) and HUMANKIND (2020).

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Joined Twitter 10/9/10


It's official—@Gladwell, @susancain, @AdamMGrant, and @DanielPink have identified the 6 most exciting books of the… https://t.co/QNUvRNTt7x
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7/10
2020
Tune in. This going to be fun. @rcbregman is a brilliant storyteller and one of the most interesting thinkers aroun… https://t.co/ZcjPKooDdB
Retweeted by Rutger BregmanThis is an incredibly illuminating, nuanced and thought provoking essay by @NesrineMalik. Highly recommended. Ho… https://t.co/R3GahOKpEz
Retweeted by Rutger BregmanDid you miss our event last week with @rcbregman discussing his latest book "Humankind: a Hopeful History"? 📺 Watc… https://t.co/lJq1FVzRaM
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7/9
2020
Really enjoyed talking to @rcbregman about his new book Humankind: A Hopeful History. Also talked a bit about UBI (… https://t.co/blVNORAmYC
Retweeted by Rutger BregmanJoin us for our first Books with the FT session, 15 July 4pm (BST) where @timharford and @rcbregman discuss how it’… https://t.co/ZhLCpBI6pj
Retweeted by Rutger BregmanRutger Bregman's new book on kindness has garnered rave reviews, but is his optimistic analysis grounded in reality? https://t.co/NNbp0zsoyz
Retweeted by Rutger Bregman"We can’t afford to fix the planet – and 11 other misconceptions about climate change" - great read from @jhmommershttps://t.co/VNEzn1UodB
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7/8
2020
I wrote about the millennial backlash to JK Rowling's views on gender, otherwise known as Harry Potter and the Desp… https://t.co/7DKXBLGxtA
Retweeted by Rutger BregmanMy book of the week: @rcbregman's "Humankind: A Hopeful History," which casts the world and all of history in a dif… https://t.co/jS9xBEw4PT
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7/6
2020
These days, it's easy to see the worst in everything and everyone, but @rcbregman, author of "Humankind: A Hopeful… https://t.co/z3fDlxOVqp
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7/5
2020
Enjoyed this conversation with the great @mehdirhasan so much. Podcast available now, including transcript.… https://t.co/3JRwWoVBBZ"It's easy to make things hard, but hard to make them easy." - Jos de Blok (via @rcbregman) https://t.co/peEWBH06ca
Retweeted by Rutger Bregman“Can We Build a Politics of Hope?” - my interview with historian and author ⁦@rcbregman⁩ on his fascinating and pro… https://t.co/uVnOOcJtle
Retweeted by Rutger BregmanOne of the best climate books I've read, out today in the UK - from my friend and colleague @jhmommers. Crystal cle… https://t.co/8JKNwgRDrhNew #Deconstructed podcast: @MehdiRHasan and @RCBregman discuss what social science can teach us about humankind’s… https://t.co/De5B6WkKRT
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7/2
2020
🔔17:00 BST Today🔔: @rcbregman will be discussing his new book with @paidipaty. @LSEInequalities @LSEsociology event… https://t.co/EQRrG29ejT
Retweeted by Rutger BregmanFascinating new evidence on the "collapse" of Easter Island (that didn't happen). Construction of statue platforms… https://t.co/kZZhXp3L8L
7/1
2020
Every time you hear a Dutch politician talking about Italy Spain or Portugal not being frugal enough, remember this: https://t.co/7ZC7SFyO9BNew on https://t.co/sInc4TxNw1: The Missing Profits of Nations, by Torslov, Wier, Zucman. Highlight: the Netherland… https://t.co/DPAXC7bOBN
Retweeted by Rutger BregmanEnjoyed this conversation with PBS's @heffnera on @OpenMindTV about my new book Humankind. You can watch it here:… https://t.co/TuXBxuQa0THuman beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed by self-interest. Tomorrow @rcbregman joins… https://t.co/oyi3M5R3Iw
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6/30
2020
one of those threads that should be expanded into a book https://t.co/ltdQcLUQVU'Lively social history ... a compelling case for reshaping institutions and policies along genuinely humane lines.'… https://t.co/1CMkc2M5Wa @EricChrSmit Gefeliciteerd!
6/29
2020
If you would like to be optimistic about human nature, check out my interview in this episode with @rcbregman. https://t.co/Nj3BLFP058
Retweeted by Rutger Bregman @NAChristakis Thanks! Means a lot, especially coming from you. I really enjoyed BLUEPRINT, wish I could have read i… https://t.co/lvUqrZIsFsThis book, Humankind: A Hopeful History, by @rcbregman, has the most riveting prologues of any work of non-fiction… https://t.co/hzU6jTKttC
Retweeted by Rutger BregmanHistorian and author @rcbregman is speaking at LSE next week about his new book @LSEInequalities & @LSEsociology ev… https://t.co/M71WAAaBEA
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6/26
2020
My first publication in Science! No idea if this boosts my h-index 😇, but was still honored to be interviewed for t… https://t.co/K3DtyGvkhW
6/25
2020
Enjoyed this quote buried in NYT poll story from a 72-year-old guy in Maine: “Biden would be a better candidate tha… https://t.co/sont8sJISV
Retweeted by Rutger BregmanEconomic rules are not immutable laws– they are choices. @NickHanauer and @rcbregman explain how our broken economy… https://t.co/nPAbAQ8gVe
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6/24
2020
@govertschilling @newscientist de meeste :)If you think more highway is part of the solution... ...you are probably part of the problem. Read about the… https://t.co/hF3kdMj7or
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6/23
2020
@Kokstra74 @WLoon @tomjanmeeus Yes zie hier --> https://t.co/0KBJE0cTpl
6/19
2020
Now up on https://t.co/COEsnkaeeO my conversation with the historian and philosopher @rcbregman! His new book ‘Huma… https://t.co/haO6Q5qZGe
Retweeted by Rutger BregmanNow online! 1 hour and 18 minutes in conversation with the great @AndrewYang. We talk about his campaign, my new bo… https://t.co/v5pbcHFJ77Nonviolence has been sanitized, shrunken to fit children’s books and holidays. Worse: it has been booby-trapped. It… https://t.co/pjpnk3wU1s
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6/18
2020
We are conditioned to believe that tough measures via policing prevents crime. In fact, it makes things safer when… https://t.co/xje6mp0DBW
Retweeted by Rutger BregmanThursday on https://t.co/COEsnkaeeO my long-awaited conversation with @rcbregman! We discuss the true nature of hum… https://t.co/2Bn3wJd3kA
Retweeted by Rutger Bregman.@rcbregman vertritt die Ansicht, dass der Mensch "im Grunde gut" ist. Warum diese These die Arbeitswelt revolution… https://t.co/tRvC85UxjT
Retweeted by Rutger BregmanThis is tonight! Live in conversation event with film director Richard Curtis (Blackadder, Notting Hill, Love, Actu… https://t.co/TgET8d6VDTWhat a delight it was to chat to @rcbregman about his latest book for the @sciencedisrupt podcast with… https://t.co/qtA0f2Spjo
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6/17
2020
@Ledchen see endnote :)How did we become "homo-puppies"? @rcbregman explains how natural selection has feminised humanity over the millen… https://t.co/9YULph2uyR
Retweeted by Rutger BregmanOr see here: https://t.co/DMLOxwt0rV please don't tell this to the Peterson fansIn evolutionary anthropology, this theory is called self-domestication. From my book: https://t.co/QWOJygUuIj"Men are evolutionarily programmed to be feminists" - might be a bit too much, even though I like that framing 😆 W… https://t.co/nOSqUFQ2zXAnd for the record: of course I don't think that 'civilization' is just 'a curse'. We've made clear progress in the… https://t.co/Nx8hkZv3JPReally enjoyed this conversation with @Freddiesayers. Tough interviewer, which makes for a good discussion. We ta… https://t.co/sdQCd52JfK‘Are we really going back to business as usual after all this is over?’ — Historian @rcbregman believes COVID-19 is… https://t.co/AAJO6KkGFt
Retweeted by Rutger BregmanI spoke to @rcbregman – scourge of tax-dodging billionaires – about optimism in the age of unrest https://t.co/POx5Y6ApPB
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6/16
2020
Humankind: a Radical New History of Our Species. Rutger Bregman In Conversation with Richard Curtis with… https://t.co/khsJ2o7PRq
Retweeted by Rutger Bregman @dutchviewonall Cities around the globe tend to have high population density @dutchviewonall Yes, but the fact that 'everything you need is in a 5 mil radius' is also a result of deliberate ur… https://t.co/u6OTUVSvvo'Fascinating... vim, vigour and intellectual nuance... like a Dutch Sherlock Holmes' Review of Rutger Bregman’s '… https://t.co/0iYjsc9Fh9
Retweeted by Rutger Bregman @3Lmantra @nrc @NewRegency Ironisch genoeg gebruik je daarmee (jouw versie van) dit verhaal om je punt te maken, zo… https://t.co/CpO90zu6Gh @3Lmantra @nrc @NewRegency Of stop met steeds het onderwerp veranderen. Mijn kritiek is niet op je theorie of analy… https://t.co/I8SlUjZpT0If you think cars are part of the solution... ...you are part of the problem. https://t.co/NyllLVt8Qd
Retweeted by Rutger Bregman @3Lmantra @nrc @NewRegency Dus volgens jou zorgde de invloed van de kerk ervoor dat de Tongaanse jongens door Tong… https://t.co/FsTn8ZkKxFI've been arguing for months that the most likely outcome of masks would be INCREASED adherence to distancing—becau… https://t.co/ROgBmJyHap
Retweeted by Rutger Bregman @3Lmantra @nrc @NewRegency ???? er waren weinig witte mensen in Tonga in 1966, en zeker geen witte politieagenten.… https://t.co/PSIrvjfMrF @EllueTravel No excuse!!! ;) @3Lmantra @nrc @NewRegency Ze werden in Nuku'alofa - hoofdstad van Tonga - achter slot en grendel gezet door Tongaa… https://t.co/9P5UebKPIK @3Lmantra @nrc @NewRegency 'No thanks to Peter' - echt wonderlijk hoe je spreekt over de 4 Tonganen, hun relatie me… https://t.co/5rlVvGf9iv @3Lmantra @nrc @NewRegency @nrc_opinie Volgens mij is het voor ons allemaal een goede houding om open te staan voor… https://t.co/PAIckAmJVyAnd no, this is not because bicycles have been popular in The Netherlands since forever, or ‘because the country is… https://t.co/S3cd0NKnvV @Poupadou1 Yes, in September! @3Lmantra @nrc @NewRegency Ben erg voor 'kritische verantwoording', (zie m'n response hier op critici die zorgvuldi… https://t.co/4Z0RIdOL4s @3Lmantra @nrc @NewRegency Je vermeldt helaas ook niet dat de keuze voor New Regency is gemaakt door de 4 overleven… https://t.co/HNSzX1011Z @3Lmantra @nrc @NewRegency Je hebt het boek niet gelezen, of wel? Pag. 31: 'In dit boek zal ik niet betogen dat we… https://t.co/v8SBrJf1vbMany bookstores reopen today in the UK 🎉 'Why there's nothing like a bricks-and-mortar bookshop' --> https://t.co/XTGFc8sPp9
6/15
2020
@RTCyouth @ericajmor @RTCyouth Cant agree more!Three new reviews of HUMANKIND! --> - The Independent: https://t.co/3FBxXji77w - Christian Science Monitor:… https://t.co/Q2o49J9yY0Is human nature kind? Or do our better angels struggle with inner demons? Part II of my discussion with Rutger Breg… https://t.co/imGI3xN7T6
Retweeted by Rutger BregmanOn my radar: @rcbregman on his favourite app, an eye-opening psychology podcast and the social realism of Love, Act… https://t.co/6l9GK2uyDy
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6/14
2020
Very honoured with this review of my new book by Australian feminist, author and critic Sara Dowse https://t.co/nn6IcfoTgHThere are few writers/thinkers in US postwar history who've done as much damage as James Q. Wilson. Intellectual fa… https://t.co/31mMsXCLoi"Bregman has made an admirable attempt at reviving the reputation of humanity, against a formidable tide of evidenc… https://t.co/TAu5yPlAa7
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6/12
2020
@scottsantens Yeah.. amazing isn’t it? Still grateful for your help!We’re in the middle of the biggest societal shakeup since the second world war and neoliberalism is gasping its las… https://t.co/pmAwkndrca
Retweeted by Rutger BregmanJust heard my new book HUMANKIND. A HOPEFUL HISTORY debuted as a NY Times Bestseller!! trying to find the right emo… https://t.co/bgDEHqbqWv
Retweeted by Rutger Bregman“It’s easy to make things hard, but hard to make them easy.” - Jos De Blok
Retweeted by Rutger Bregman @pedrojmendes @AndrewYang No. I told him he's a HUGE inspiration.Just had a fantastic long conversation with @AndrewYang - stay tuned for the podcastLet’s start with prisons. While prisons in the US are hugely expensive, tax-payer funded institutions that turn cit… https://t.co/V0LuzKZabE
Retweeted by Rutger Bregman @TherealNihal Thanks Nihal!!Totally enjoyed this interview with @TherealNihal. Just listen to the intro, he's much better at summarizing my boo… https://t.co/GcVCXHqrXG @Sustainable2050 thanks :)Just heard my new book HUMANKIND. A HOPEFUL HISTORY debuted as a NY Times Bestseller!! trying to find the right emo… https://t.co/bgDEHqbqWv
6/11
2020
So many policies are based on the principle that people are untrustworthy and undeserving. What if our institutions… https://t.co/To5h0OXbgo
Retweeted by Rutger BregmanMy own piece - about Garrett Hardin, Lin Ostrom, and whether sharing is possible, is here: https://t.co/THy3M8bpNwhttps://t.co/2aMZRoQyPA
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6/10
2020
Watch our event from last night! @rcbregman in conversation with @dawallach talking about his new book, "Humankind… https://t.co/psYMknPGrQ
Retweeted by Rutger BregmanFor those interested, here's a link to my book. US: https://t.co/Btg5C5hTBO UK: https://t.co/MroCAmwQNB /15 end. https://t.co/Cb1hsjmEQ7Or as North Dakota prisons chief Leann Bertsch said after she had visited a couple of Norwegian prisons and had bec… https://t.co/SfFIoudoqaTurning the other cheek may sound naive and sentimental. But it's actually a more realistic, effective, and financi… https://t.co/fdkWmUKDVWAnd what about counter-terrorism? Again, a non-complementary approach works better (as a Dutchman I can't resist ad… https://t.co/3BR6WsfJTaCan we use the same approach with policing? Yes we can. This is called 'community policing'. It's more effective, m… https://t.co/zYv7QYPlO7
6/9
2020

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