Yuval Noah Harari extract: Humans have always lived in the age of post-truth. We're a post-truth species.

(www.theguardian.com)
In fact, humans have always lived in the age of post-truth. Homo sapiensis a post-truth species, whose power depends on creating and believing fictions. Ever since the stone age, self-reinforcing myths have served to unite human collectives. Indeed, Homo sapiens conquered this planet thanks above all to the unique human ability to create and spread fictions. We are the only mammals that can cooperate with numerous strangers because only we can invent fictional stories, spread them around, and convince millions of others to believe in them. As long as everybody believes in the same fictions, we all obey the same laws, and can thereby cooperate effectively.

Lies of convenience? 🤔