Friday, March 29, 2019

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

There are few books I enjoy that don't support an overall theme, but this is one of them. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a collection of pretty much unrelated essays by a pretty smart guy. You might recognize him as the author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, which is a terrific book.

Harari is insightful, and seems less affected by biases than your average Joe, allowing him to cut through a lot of BS to distill concepts down to their basic parts. I may not always agree with his conclusions, but I always think they are plausibly derived.

My favourite part of the book was a section where he discusses whether Fake News is a new thing:


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