21 Lessons for the 21st Century
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?
Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues. The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change. Are we still capable of understanding the world we have created?
Which excites me: In a world flooded with meaningless information, clarity is power. And this is also reflected in the language: impressively clear, witty and an optimal mixture of optimism and critical observation. I hope that as many people as possible will read this book and form their own opinions. “Because only if as many people as possible know what is at stake can we make democratic decisions today about the questions on which our future depends tomorrow,” Harari explains in an interview about the reasons for this book.
Is there a central message that can be summarized in one sentence? – Yes, there are: there are no national solutions to global problems – there are only global solutions.
I look forward to a lively exchange with you on this successful book.
Your Sonja Kalusche