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Mindful tha the optimism at the turn of the last century was as unfounded as the pessimism of 1950, the author balances the analysis with a survey of weak points and a reminder that, although we can look toward the future, we cannot see it.
Sure to provoke classroom discussion, The Shape of the Future is an ideal supplementary text for a range of college courses on the contemporary world.
|Preface: An Intellectual Odyssey|
|1||The Shape of the Past: How We Got Here||3|
|2||Facing the Future: The Political Dimension||32|
|3||Facing the Future: The Economic Dimension||63|
|4||Facing the Future: The Military Dimension||96|
|5||Getting to the Future: The Politicoeconomic Process||127|
|6||Getting to the Future: The Security Process||158|