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By Raphael Sassower

modern society is rife with instability. Our energetic and invasive research of genetics has given existence to 1 of the nice specters of organic technology: the clone. The shortage of ordinary strength resources has ended in an elevated manipulation of atomic or nuclear power and regressive environmental rules, leading to a better experience of threat for everybody. the guarantees of monetary globalization have, from time to time, been added, yet in lots of alternative ways globalization has created even higher gaps in social and financial existence. regardless of the growth of our effective and technological services, our workdays develop longer, now not shorter. we discover ourselves in exile from our households, our neighbors, and from different significant types of social connection. And as 'freedom' is bandied approximately within the renowned press and media because the preeminent international social worth, it really turns out that the reigning modern ethos of our time is tension and anxiousness. whereas Raphael Sassower's earlier paintings has centred largely on technological know-how and expertise, this e-book is considerably diverse. it truly is an pressing statement within the culture of Herbert Marcuse's One Dimensional guy or perhaps Sigmund Freud's Civilization and Its Discontents; a end result of decades of study and proposal rigorously prepared into a longer essay on our modern social, cultural, and existential orientation within the glossy global. This e-book is written for complex graduate scholars, proficient and anxious citizenry, and particularly the younger pupil who, within the face of mounting anxiousness, has to be capable of make severe offerings in the direction of an doubtful future.

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