The Most Probable World Author:Stuart Chase One of America's foremost social critics and economists charts the great trends and forces of our time to draw a realistic profile of the world we are shaping for the twenty-first century. Stuart Chase examines to achievements and hazards created by science and technology and sets forth the social, political, and scientific problems which we... more » must solve if the most probable world is to be peaceful and secure.
Overpopulation, pollution, and new weapons could make a wilderness of the world. Yet the same imagination and skill of which these evils are by-products could free man from drudgery, sickness, famine, and armed conflict. Today the dangers and the potentialities are dove-tailing with unprecedented speed.
Using the most up-to-date information, Mr. Chase discusses the arms race, environmental pollution, urban problems, human psychology, the uses of atomic power, the UN, automation, East-West economic differences, the influence of the automobile, and a promising new progrom of education which can prepare the leaders of future generations for coping with the complexities of a dynamically changing society.
This arresting study is not science fiction but an expert's hard look at the world of the future -- a world near enough to be a challenge for our time.« less