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Yuval Noah Harari omits Putin lies from Russian edition of bestseller

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Published: 26 July 2019

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Historian says he approved changes, which substitute lies told by the Russian President, and changed references to Moscow’s takeover of Crimea as an invasion and occupation

Putin’s lies scrubbed from Russian edition of Yuval Noah Harari’s book (Times of Israel)
Author says he approved changes, which also include description of Moscow’s takeover of Crimea as ‘annexation’ rather than ‘occupation’

Yuval Noah Harari's problem is much more serious than self-censorship (Haaretz)
NETTANEL SLYOMOVICS: The main problem in the case of Noah Harari is that he is a historian. He knows more than anyone that without examples, there is no history. Of necessity, changing the examples changes the narrative. For the readers, the examples are what seizes the imagination and is etched in memory

Photo: Israeli historian and author Yuval Noah Harari (Rami Zarnegar)

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