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[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / B. Nature of a State / 5. Culture]

Full Idea

Modern attempts to stabilise the sociopolitical order either declare a scientific theory (such as racial theories for Nazis, or economic ones for Communists) to be an absolute truths, or declare non-scientific dogmas (such as liberal values)

Gist of Idea

We stabilise societies with dogmas, either of dubious science, or of non-scientific values


Yuval Noah Harari (Sapiens: brief history of humankind [2014], 14 'Ignoramus')

Book Reference

Harari,Yuval Noah: 'Sapiens: a brief history of Humankind' [Vintage 2014], p.282

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