“It is the responsibility of all of us to get to know our weaknesses and make sure they don't become weapons.”

Why fascism is so tempting

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Tue, Jun 12th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

If you have ever wondered what a fascist is and how that compares to a nationalist, author and historian Yuval Noah Harari explains their difference, the benefits of nationalism, and how the digital revolution is eroding democracy.

In a profound talk about technology and power, author and historian Yuval Noah Harari explains the important difference between fascism and nationalism -- and what the consolidation of our data means for the future of democracy. Appearing as a hologram live from Tel Aviv, Harari warns that the greatest danger that now faces liberal democracy is that the revolution in information technology will make dictatorships more efficient and capable of control. "The enemies of liberal democracy hack our feelings of fear and hate and vanity, and then use these feelings to polarize and destroy," Harari says. "It is the responsibility of all of us to get to know our weaknesses and make sure they don't become weapons."

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