Yuval Noah Harari. Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind

This book claims to be a history, but it reads like a prophet’s judgment on mankind. The first chapter of the book is called “An Animal of No Significance.” The afterword is called “The Animal That Became A God.”The last line of the book is “Is there anything more dangerous than dissatisfied gods who don’t know what they want.”
This book is a brain tickler. Harari calls “the agricultural revolution” “history’s biggest fraud.” He says that our modern era is the most peaceful era in human history. He argues that while intelligent design doesn’t explain past evolution, it will become the explanation for future evolution. Finally, he asks if humans were happy and are happy. You will finish this book with some cherished belief scarred, but you won’t be bored.

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