Random House presents the audiobook edition of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, read by Derek Perkins.
**FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER SAPIENS**
Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present.
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?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In his first two books, historian Yuval Noah Harari pondered humanity’s past and future. This time, he poses questions about where humanity is right now and what the possibilities are for the near future. Narrator Derek Perkins’ voice rings with authority, which is perfect for discussions of how big-picture issues like religion, nationalism and artificial intelligence impact our everyday lives and our shared humanity. We didn’t agree with all of Harari’s conclusions—there are so many it’s almost impossible—but we were thinking about the questions he poses in between listenings.