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By Raphael Sassower

modern society is rife with instability. Our lively and invasive learn of genetics has given lifestyles to 1 of the nice specters of organic technology: the clone. The shortage of traditional strength assets has resulted in an elevated manipulation of atomic or nuclear strength and regressive environmental regulations, leading to a better feel of hazard for everybody. the guarantees of financial globalization have, on occasion, been introduced, yet in lots of alternative routes globalization has created even higher gaps in social and financial existence. regardless of the growth of our efficient and technological features, our workdays develop longer, now not shorter. we discover ourselves in exile from our households, our associates, and from different significant kinds of social connection. And as 'freedom' is bandied approximately within the well known press and media because the preeminent international social worth, it really turns out that the reigning modern ethos of our time is rigidity and nervousness. whereas Raphael Sassower's prior paintings has targeted greatly on technological know-how and know-how, this ebook 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 smooth global. This booklet is written for complicated graduate scholars, trained and anxious citizenry, and particularly the younger scholar who, within the face of mounting anxiousness, needs to be in a position to make serious offerings in the direction of an doubtful future.

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