Yuval Noah Harari's new book to cover global warming, God and nationalism
The historian’s next book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, will ask ‘what should we teach children today to prepare them for the world of tomorrow’ and promises a sweeping look at the future
Faced with a world stuck in “nostalgic fantasies about going back to the past”, where politicians are “no longer capable of producing meaningful visions for the future”, Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari is turning to the present in a new book announced on Thursday.
Random House imprint Jonathan Cape acquired Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, as excitement built around the title ahead of next week’s Frankfurt book fair. It is due to be published next August. Harari said: “If Sapiens was about the past, and [follow-up] Homo Deus was about the future and distant future of humankind, the new book is about the present, and what we need to do to prepare ourselves for the coming revolution of the 21st century.”