The Chrysalis Effect: The Metamorphosis of Global Culture

The Chrysalis Effect: The Metamorphosis of Global Culture

by Philip Slater

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Chrysalis Effect: The Metamorphosis of Global Culture 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Robermax on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mr. Slater posits that there are two trends in social organization, so called "controller" culture vs "integrative" culture. One is authoritarian, tho other more egalitarian and open.This is a reasonable framework to describe social trends however Mr. Slater then goes on to state that there is an inexorable trend towards integrative culture.To prove his points he uses inept analogies, simple assertions and in one bizarre table of "each thing begets it's opposite" (which he simple asserts is true) he gives a list of things, many of which are not opposites.He references chaos theory in several areas in ways that indicates no understanding- he is depending on the reader to not actually know what chaos theory says. Pretentious.This book should have been a pamphlet at most. Seriously needed an editor. There were NO acknowledgements- he should've run this by someone first. I was amazed at only glowing positive reviews on the internet. It must be s select crowd that reads this drivel.