9780739164877

History of the Future The Shape of the World to Come Is Visible Today

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  • ISBN13:

    9780739164877

  • ISBN10:

    0739164872

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-06-16
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
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Summary

Human character has always been shaped by struggles against poverty, tyranny, and war. History of the Future reports on how different modern life, which will spread through the world over the next century or two, will be from all human history. Singer predicts that poverty, tyranny, and war will be largely eliminated and raises the critical question of how people will replace the challenges that have always been sources of meaning and greatness in human lives.

Author Biography

Max Singer helped Herman Kahn to create the Hudson Institute in 1961 and was its first president He is now an independent consultant on public policy and a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute in the United States and at the BESA Institute of Bar Ilan University in Israel.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figuresp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
The Known
Shaping History by Defining ˘Modern÷p. 3
Where Does Wealth come from and Why Is It Spreading?p. 25
Freedom: Why a Modern Society Can't Be a Tyranny (for Long)p. 53
The Decline and Fall of the War Systemp. 71
The Jihadi Challenge and Islam in the Futurep. 101
The Not-Yet Known
Demography: How Personal Decisions Will Shape the World's Futurep. 123
The Future of Workp. 139
Epilogue: The Desperate Problems of the Futurep. 153
Note on the Relationship of the Ideas of Herman Kahn to This Bookp. 167
Bibliographical Commentsp. 171
Indexp. 175
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