Saturday, 1 September 2018
Book of the Week: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
Having cast his consideration back over human history in Sapiens, and forward into the human future in Homo Deus, Harari turns his attention to what he considers the most pressing issues facing humans at present, the moment at which the future is being made into the past. Why is liberal democracy in crisis? Is God back? Is a new world war coming? What does the rise of Donald Trump signify? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news? Which civilisation dominates the world – the West, China, Islam? Should Europe keep its doors open to immigrants? Can nationalism solve the problems of inequality and climate change? What should we do about terrorism? What should we teach our kids? What should we teach our children? Intelligent, passionate, thought-provoking, discussable.
>>What is the book about?
>>What is the most important question we face today?
>> There's no such thing as a civilisation.
>> What will the world be like in 2050?
>>Is democracy doomed?
>> Humans are "a post-truth species."
>> Read the book!