Yuval Harari: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Here are the contents and chapters of Harari’s latest book:


Part I: The Technological Challenge

1. DISILLUSIONMENT – The end of history has been postponed

2. WORK – When you grow up, you might not have a job

3. LIBERTY – Big Data is watching you

4. EQUALITY – Those who own the data own the future

Part II: The Political Challenge

5. COMMUNITY – Humans have bodies

6. CIVILISATION – There is just one civilisation in the world

7. NATIONALISM – Global problems need global answers

8. RELIGION – God now serves the nation

9. IMMIGRATION – Some cultures might be better than others

Part III: Despair and Hope

10. TERRORISM – Don’t panic

11. WAR – Never underestimate human stupidity

12. HUMILITY – You are not the centre of the world

13. GOD – Don’t take the name of God in vain

14. SECULARISM – Acknowledge your shadow

Part IV: Truth

15. IGNORANCE – You know less than you think

16. JUSTICE – Our sense of justice might be out of date

17. POST-TRUTH – Some fake news lasts for ever

18. SCIENCE FICTION – The future is not what you see in the movies

Part V: Resilience

19. EDUCATION – Change is the only constant

20. MEANING – Life is not a story

21. MEDITATION – Just observe

Here are some pdf (via plain text) versions of Harari’s latest book:

Yuval Noah Harari-21 Lessons for the 21st Century (full book)

Harari-21-Lessons-intro-ch1a – Introduction, Disillusionment (7k words)

Harari-21-Lessons-ch10a – Terrorism (4k words)

Harari-21-Lessons-ch20a – Meaning (15k words)

More to follow ..




Jordan Peterson: Maps of Meaning

Jordan Peterson began work on the book Maps of Meaning (MoM) back in 1985 and the book was published in 1999.

A free pdf copy of the book is available here: Maps of Meaning PDF

MoM book page at Peterson’s website: Maps of Meaning

For two decades, Peterson ran a course by that name at the University of Toronto. The 13-part lecture series based on the book was broadcast by TVOntario in 2004. Since then, there have been a few versions of his course available on YouTube.

The 2004 TVO lecture series begins here: 1 Monsters of Our Own Making
(28 minutes, with text and graphics edited into the lecture video, 13 lectures in all)

The latest (2017) version of the lectures is currently linked to at Peterson’s MoM page and the videos start here:

2017 Maps of Meaning 1: Context and Background
(2.5 hours, without editing, 12 lectures in all)

Peterson recently made an audio version of the book which he hopes will make it more accessible.

A sample of the reading is here: 23 minutes from Maps of Meaning

Further resources as they become available …

Slaying the Dragon Within us (2002 Big Ideas talk, 56 mins, good introduction to the MoM lecture series)

Bishop Barron on the Jordan Peterson Phenomenon (11mins, good overview with references to Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung and a brief statement of the theologian’s concerns with all three writers)


Daniele Bolelli: Create Your Own Religion

A text copy of the book is available here:


A PDF copy of Chapter 8 is available here:


An excellent article on Bolelli’s personal life here:

Daniele Bolelli opens up to FEMAIL

From the above article, the warrior face of Bolelli:

He’s pretty “hot” (as they say these days) for a man in his early 40s.