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An Agenda For The 21st Century
An Agenda For The 21st Century
Edited by Rushworth M. Kidder
MIT Press, 1988, 216 pp

The main challenges of the future as seen, in brief compass, by 22 "leading thinkers" from diverse countries and walks of life. The book takes the form of interviews skillfully conducted and reported by an editor of The Christian Science Monitor, where they originally appeared. The issues mentioned most frequently are already quite familiar: the nuclear threat, overpopulation, degradation of the environment, the gap between the developed and underdeveloped world, the restructuring of education and the breakdown of public and private morality. Judging from the pace of invention forecast by some of the scientists in the group, there will be other challenges not now foreseen.