The secret of Netanyahus success? A simple tale of good versus evil | Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

The Israeli prime ministers narrative is raising a generation for whom peace would mean betrayal, says author and psychologist Ayelet Gundar-Goshen Israel is a land of storytellers. Authors such as Amos Oz and David Grossman are acclaimed worldwide, and the Yuval Noah Hararis theory of the cognitive revolution. According to Harari, Homo sapiens came to dominate the world because we are the only animal that can cooperate in large numbers. Thanks to our ability to imagine things collectively, we can subscribe to a common story about a state, or a god and lead others to pursue a holy grail that might exist only in the mind. All large-scale human cooperation systems derive from human beings unique capacity for fiction. We …