21 Lessons for the 21st Century

372 pages

English language

Published Sept. 20, 2018 by Spiegel & Grau.

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4 stars (3 reviews)

In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today's most pressing issues.

How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children?

Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to …

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“We are now living in an age of information explosion … the last thing people need is more information. What they really need is somebody to arrange all of the bits of information into a meaningful picture – and this is what I try to do.”

Another great book from Mr Harari. While I appreciated Homo Deus a bit less than Sapiens, this one is, to me, equivalent to Sapiens. This is full of wisdom as always, and show us what has to be done in this century full of changes and challenges. A great read.


  • World politics
  • Modern Civilization