Beyond Confrontation: Transforming the New World Order by Charles Hauss

By Charles Hauss

This booklet provides war of words because the key topic of the post-cold warfare global. It argues that the area should be replaced dramatically for the higher if humans and governments have been to undertake a brand new mind set and working with clash that takes us past war of words. The examples of struggle, overseas economics, environmental decay, and racial clash convey that during trendy interdependent international, the issues we are facing are interdependent too. The critical guiding principle is that it truly is more often than not extra pragmatic to behave cooperatively. most crucial, the ebook exhibits that cooperative challenge fixing isn't really mere pie within the sky idealism.

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When they cut down trees, depleted the soil, polluted the rivers, or poisoned the air, some people paid a price for those actions, and some species were rendered extinct. But the system as a whole was able to replenish itself. In the 1990s, we produce and waste a lot more, and we are therefore doing much more damage to the environment. 1 The literature on the environment is voluminous, and much of it is fairly technical. However, there are plenty of good sources for a non-technical reader to turn to.

1 The literature on the environment is voluminous, and much of it is fairly technical. However, there are plenty of good sources for a non-technical reader to turn to. Though recent research leaves much of his data dated, the best descriptions of these processes for a non-technical reader are found in the two books by John Gribbons (1988, 1990). Vice President Gore (1992) and the ecologist Norman Myers (1993) have effectively explored the environmental crisis and its broader implications. 38 BEYOND CONFRONTATION The direst predictions anticipate climatic and other changes that would undermine civilization every bit as much as an all out nuclear war.

After all, millions of people work in the defense industries, and technological breakthroughs from the military often have highly useful civilian spinoffs. Recent evidence suggests that spending on the military is of limited value, even in this respect. As the wrenching experience of people being laid off from weapons plants shows, defense is an important sector in this and just about every other country’s economy. There are plenty of examples of technologies being transferred to the civilian sector, including, for instance, the flat screen display on notebook computers.

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