How much do I want to read more? 6/10
Some questions are interesting to debate.
I like the author style. But the topic is not really my priority at the moment.
About the Book
Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present.
How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children?
Are we still capable of understanding the world we have created?
In a world deluged by irrelevant information, clarity is power.
Billions of us can hardly afford the luxury of investigating, because we have more pressing things to do: we have to go to work, take care of the kids, or look after elderly parents.
Unfortunately, history gives no discounts. If the future of humanity is decided in your absence, because you are too busy feeding and clothing your kids – you and they will not be exempt from the consequences. This is very unfair; but who said history was fair?
As a historian, I cannot give people food or clothes – but I can try and offer some clarity.
What is happening right now? What are today’s greatest challenges and choices? What should we pay attention to? What should we teach our kids?
What does the rise of Donald Trump signify? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news? Why is liberal democracy in crisis? Is God back? Is a new world war coming? 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?