Crucial Questions about the Future
University Press of America, 1991 - 133 síđur
Crucial Questions About the Future presents readers concerned about the long-range future and their place in it with a series of tough but necessary questions and, refreshingly, offers no pat answers. Instead, what is offered is a structured and reason-bound exploration of the complexities of modern life with which the reader, or the future-studies inclined academic, can provide his own answers to these eternal and critical questions.
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What Is Most Important of All?
Why Do We Act in Ways That Hurt Our Future?
How Can Each Person Contribute?
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