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About Jeremy Lent

Jeremy Lent is author of The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning, which investigates how different cultures have made sense of the universe and how their underlying values have changed the course of history. He is founder of the nonprofit Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering a sustainable worldview. For more information visit


Articles by Jeremy Lent

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Sapiens, Homo Deus, 21 Lecciones, y las ficciones inconfesadas de Yuval Harari

El profesor Harari influye en los más poderosos y ha vendido millones de ejemplares, pero no se enfrentan los problemas existenciales de la tierra sustituyendo un conjunto de mitos por otro. English

The unacknowledged fictions of Yuval Harari

Replacing one set of myths with another is no basis for confronting the earth’s existential problems. Español

Necesitamos una civilización ecológica antes de que sea demasiado tarde

Las promesas del “crecimiento verde” no son más que pensamiento mágico. Lo que tenemos que hacer es reestructurar los fundamentos de nuestros sistemas culturales y económicos. English

We need an ecological civilization before it’s too late

Promises of green growth are magical thinking. We have to restructure the fundamentals of our cultural and economic systems.

Five ways to curb the power of corporations

Of the world’s 100 largest economies, 69 are transnational businesses. How can we control—and ultimately transform them?

Steven Pinker’s ideas are fatally flawed. These eight graphs show why.

It’s time to reclaim the mantle of “Progress” for progressives.

Culture shift: redirecting humanity’s path to a flourishing future

It’s time to build a new worldview around a deeper sense of connectedness.

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