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Book Review: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by [Yuval Noah Harari]

Part 1 was an interesting discussion of the Cognitive Revolution(speculative as it is) and the ascension of Homo Sapiens over the Neanderthals. But moving into the “Agricultural Revolution, Harari got kind of deconstructive, with a long, boring takedown of the Declaration of Independence seemingly to prove that Sapiens all live in different worlds of our own ideas that have no substance, no physical reality, no ultimate truth, and therefore no real existence. And then true to form the author follows with sub-chapters like The Cult of the Free Market and Capitalist Hell, claiming that “We may not like Capitalism, but we cannot live without it.” Now, I’m not really into Post Modernism. but if it quacks like a duck…I think I’ll skip the rest of Harari’s works. (2 of 5 Stars)

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