Summary of Nationalism vs. Globalism

The New Political Divide

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Nationalism vs. Globalism summary
The dividing line in politics no longer resides between the left and the right but between “global and national.”


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Historian Yuval Noah Harari, speaking with TED curator Chris Anderson, makes a cogent case for global governance amid the rising tide of nationalism. Expansive, eloquent and deeply philosophical, the discussion benefits from shrewd questions from a studio and Facebook audience. While maintaining a politically neutral stance, getAbstract recommends this rich conversation to anyone who wonders if there is any escape from the current political malaise.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why the new dividing line in politics lies between globalists and nationalists and
  • Why the world needs global governance.


For many, the events of 2016 shattered a decades-long narrative that globalization and liberalism would bring a modern utopia. Globalization and progressivism did, in fact...
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Historian and social critic Yuval Noah Harari is the author of Sapiens and Homo Deus.

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    Daniel Osorio 3 weeks ago
    This has got to be such an interesting subject nowadays
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    anthony Allen 1 month ago
    Nice summery however the idea of a "global authority" is exactly what voters in UK, USA & France? rejected!

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