#bookclub: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

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#bookclub: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Join our first #bookclub to chat about Yuval Noah Harari’s bestseller, Sapiens. It’s an informal get together hosted this time round by Martina. Come along to chit chat and share your thoughts on the book. Tea & biscuits provided. 📚

Synopsis

Homo sapiens rules the world because it is the only animal that can believe in things that exist purely in its own imagination, such as gods, states, money and human rights. Starting from this provocative idea, Sapiens goes on to retell the history of our species from a completely fresh perspective. It explains that money is the most pluralistic system of mutual trust ever devised; that capitalism is the most successful religion ever invented; that the treatment of animals in modern agriculture is probably the worst crime in history; and that even though we are far more powerful than our ancient ancestors, we aren’t much happier.

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