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A critical factor in the formation of complex societies was the division of the population into a hierarchy of groups. Agricultural and industrial societies have been built on hierarchies of class, race, ethnicity, and gender. Why was it impossible to create a just and equal society? What is the deep root of prejudice and injustice? In particular, why did almost all known societies treat men as superior to women? These are the questions that Dr. Yuval Noah Harari attempts to answer in the seventh week of the courser course A Brief History of Humankind. This lecture is the last part of section two, The Agricultural Revolution.
These are my course notes from the coursera course – A Brief History of Humankind by Dr. Harari of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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