Ingeborg van Teeseling

Bregman’s Theory: Despite Everything, Humanity Is Actually Decent

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In a staggering new theory, historian Rutger Bregman believes that our species is actually a force for good, not ill.   In 1966, fisherman Peter Warner was looking for crayfish many, many dozens of miles south of Tonga, in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, when he ran into the tiny island of ‘Ata. ‘Ata, he knew, had been uninhabited since 1862, ... Read the full article
Ingeborg van Teeseling

After migrating to Australia from Holland ten years ago and being warned by the Immigration Department against doing her job as a journalist, Ingeborg van Teeseling became a historian instead. She is writing a book and runs Lifebooks, telling people's life stories.

Risen Apes: Back Story

S.M. Park’s column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Back Story,” Park is stymied by the identity of whoever delivered him a sweet gift, and more tales involving Ned Gumbo.