In the long history of humankind, the emergence of democratic governments may just be a “blip,” writes best-selling Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari in an excerpt from his latest book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. New information technology might tip the balance back in favor of more autocratic regimes. getAbstract recommends Harari’s disturbing and thought-provoking thesis to anyone who favors democracy over autocracy.
About the Author
Yuval Noah Harari is a historian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the best-selling author of Sapiens.