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By Raphael Sassower

modern society is rife with instability. Our energetic and invasive learn of genetics has given existence to at least one of the good specters of organic technological know-how: the clone. The shortage of usual strength assets has ended in an elevated manipulation of atomic or nuclear strength and regressive environmental guidelines, leading to a better feel of chance for everybody. the guarantees of financial globalization have, every so often, been added, yet in lots of alternative ways globalization has created even higher gaps in social and monetary existence. regardless of the growth of our effective and technological features, our workdays develop longer, no longer shorter. we discover ourselves in exile from our households, our neighbors, and from different significant sorts of social connection. And as 'freedom' is bandied approximately within the well known press and media because the preeminent worldwide social worth, it truly turns out that the reigning modern ethos of our time is tension and nervousness. whereas Raphael Sassower's earlier paintings has targeted greatly on technology and know-how, this e-book is considerably assorted. it really is an pressing observation within the culture of Herbert Marcuse's One Dimensional guy or maybe Sigmund Freud's Civilization and Its Discontents; a end result of decades of analysis and notion rigorously prepared into a longer essay on our modern social, cultural, and existential orientation within the smooth international. This booklet is written for complex graduate scholars, expert and anxious citizenry, and particularly the younger pupil who, within the face of mounting nervousness, has to be capable of make serious offerings in the direction of an doubtful future.

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