Yuval Noah Harari warns Trump that patriotism cannot solve global threats


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Sapiens author has criticised the US president’s rejection of international cooperation, as well as admonishing Brexiters’ ‘fantasy’ of independence

Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari has warned Donald Trump that global cooperation is crucial if humanity is to face its “existential crisis”, after the US president publicly rejected the approach at the UN this week.

The Israeli academic, whose books about the past and future of humanity, Sapiens and Homo Deus, have sold in their millions, said Trump’s speech embracing “the doctrine of patriotism” was very disturbing.

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