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Library JournalThis expanded version of Laszlo's The Chaos Point (2006) predicts human society is headed for a major crisis in the near future, which will be driven by extreme inequality of wealth, plus unsustainable human financial systems, social structures, consumption, and ecological pressures. A philosopher of science, systems theorist, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Laszlo (Worldshift 2012) argues that human society will be faced with a breakdown or a breakthrough. However, a "chaos-window" allows sudden societal changes that could enable the breakthrough. Laszlo calls for a holistic and sustainable way of living, led by a critical mass of "cultural creatives," and asserts that developing a new universal morality will be essential. More suggestions of tactics to reach our breakthrough would have been appreciated.Verdict The comprehensive apocalyptic message will ring true to many, but the book will probably appeal more to New Age readers than to environmentalists.—David R. Conn, Surrey P.L., BC
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