How I learned to understand the world

Lord of the facts

Issue 83 - September | October 2019

The physician Hans Rosling, among other things for his bestseller "Factfulness", which pleads in times of fake news and hysteria for a fact-based world view, celebrated as a "pop star of reason". Now comes the autobiography of 2017 late Sweden. In it, he reports how he was able to gradually free himself from his own prejudices through his experiences as a doctor in Mozambique and through conversations with Bill Gates, and found the fact that he praised "factfulness" - and thereby set a signal against the spreading pessimism.

Hans Rosling: How I learned to understand the world, Ullstein publisher 2019, 300 pages, EUR 25,70