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    Financial Times | Yuval Noah Harari | 3/20/20 | 15 min
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    • BecomeOurBestSelves7 months ago

      Yuval Noah Harari has deep insights both into our past and to possible future. It is very likely that we are on slippery slope, regarding what out governments decide to do while dealing with coronavirus.

    • vunderkind8 months ago

      In previous global crises — such as the 2008 financial crisis and the 2014 Ebola epidemic — the US assumed the role of global leader. But the current US administration has abdicated the job of leader. It has made it very clear that it cares about the greatness of America far more than about the future of humanity.

      America's nationalism does not bode well, for it and for the world.

      Yuval wrote a book about the death of liberalism, I believe. Need to go read it now.

      • aleph8 months ago

        Would love to read it. Do you have a link?

        • vunderkind8 months ago

          I'll look for it. Had it in my old iPad but lost it when I gave it away.

    • aleph8 months ago

      One of the things you have to consider is how governments might use is extreme Nationalism in order to join people towards a common goal. This could also lead to extremism and xenophobia. It is somewhat happening here in Colombia at least

    • jbuchana8 months ago

      self-serving politicians

      It pretty much says it all.

    • Alexa
      Scout
      8 months ago

      Harari is a fave. Smart reminders for unprecedented times.

    • deephdave
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      8 months ago

      In this time of crisis, we face two particularly important choices. The first is between totalitarian surveillance and citizen empowerment. The second is between nationalist isolation and global solidarity.