Location: Royal Geographical Society (London, SW7 2AR)
This September I will be acting as chair for Yuval Noah Harari on the subject of myths and how we use them.
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But what if modern civilisation were based on a set of myths?
This is the big question posed by Professor Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, which has become one of the most talked about bestsellers of recent years. In this exclusive appearance for Intelligence Squared, Harari will argue that all political orders are based on useful fictions which have allowed groups of humans, from ancient Mesopotamia through to the Roman empire and modern capitalist societies, to cooperate in numbers far beyond the scope of any other species.