21 Lessons for the 21st Century

by Yuval Noah Harari



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ISBN-13: 9780525512172
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 86,952
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Yuval Noah Harari has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Oxford and now lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in world history. His two previous books, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, have become global bestsellers, with more than fifteen million copies sold and translations in more than fifty languages.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

Part I The Technological Challenge

1 Disillusionment: The End of History Has Been Postponed 3

2 Work: When You Grow Up, You Might Not Have a Job 19

3 Liberty: Big Data Is Watching You 44

4 Equality: Those Who Own the Data Own the Future 73

Part II The Political Challenge

5 Community: Humans Have Bodies 85

6 Civilization: There Is Just One Civilization in the World 93

7 Nationalism: Global Problems Need Global Answers 110

8 Religion: God Now Serves the Nation 127

9 Immigration: Some Cultures Might Be Better than Others 140

Part III Despair And Hope

10 Terrorism: Don't Panic 161

11 War: Never Underestimate Human Stupidity 173

12 Humility: You Are Not the Center of the World 184

13 God: Don't Take the Name of God in Vain 200

14 Secularism: Acknowledge Your Shadow 207

Part IV Truth

15 Ignorance: You Know Less than You Think 221

16 Justice: Our Sense ofJustice Might Be Out of Date 228

17 Post-Truth: Some Fake News Lasts Forever 236

18 Science Fiction: The Future Is Not What You See in the Movies 250

Part V Resilience

19 Education: Change Is the Only Constant 263

20 Meaning: Life Is Not a Story 273

21 Meditation: Just Observe 314

Acknowledgments 325

Notes 329

Index 357

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