Rutger Bregman

a historian and author

Rutger Bregman

a historian and author

Rutger Bregman

Rutger Bregman (1988) is a historian and author. He has published four books on history, philosophy, and economics. His History of Progress was awarded the Belgian Liberales prize for best nonfiction book of 2013. The Dutch edition of Utopia for Realists became a national bestseller and sparked a basic income movement that soon made international headlines. The book has been translated in 31 languages.

Bregman has twice been nominated for the prestigious European Press Prize for his journalism work at The Correspondent. His work has been featured in The Washington Post, The Guardian and on the BBC.

Photo credit Rutger Bregman: Stephan Vanfleteren

Rutger Bregman

Utopia for Realists (2017)

From a universal basic income to a 15-hour workweek, from a world without borders to a world without poverty – it’s time to return to utopian thinking.

Rutger Bregman takes us on a journey through history, beyond the traditional left-right divides, as he introduces ideas whose time has come. Utopia for Realists is one of those rare books that takes you by surprise and challenges what you think you know.

Ivo Valkenburg

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