120 min

Meet the young star historian and best-selling author Rutger Bregman in a conversation about tax havens, cohesion and the social contract.

With his books ‘Utopia for Realists’ and the recently published ‘Humankind: A Hopeful HIstory’, 34-year-old Dutch historian Rutger Bregman has made a name for himself as one of the most original thinkers in Europe today. And after his thunderous speech against the world’s richest at the Davos summit went viral in 2019, he has achieved a decidedly star status that no one in his field, perhaps except Yuval Noah Harari, can boast. Whether Bregman is talking about the citizen’s wage, a 15-hour work week or human nature, he always has an original perspective on things. On the occasion of the special screening at Bremen Teater of Fredrik Gertten’s new documentary ‘Breaking Social’, in which the young historian plays a leading role, we have invited Rutger Bregman to a conversation with Politiken’s international commentator Michael Jarlner and the film’s director about corrupt kleptocrats, social cohesion and human nature. Look forward to one of those rare talks that will both surprise and encourage, giving us a whole new perspective on the world – and even a little hope for humanity.