A Brief History of the Future

A Brave and Controversial Look at the Twenty-First Century
Author(s): Jacques Attali
Original Publish Date: Jul 01, 2011
Product Number: EB00743413
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781628721331
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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International Bestseller: "Brilliant and provocative" predictions for the twenty-first century from one of today's most acclaimed futurists (Henry Kissinger). What will planet Earth be like in ten years? At mid-century? In the year 2100? Prescient and convincing, this book is a must-read for anyone concerned about the future. Never has the world held more promise and been more fraught with dangers. In this terrifying yet ultimately hopeful book, Jacques Attali, author of the groundbreaking Millennium: Winners and Losers in the New World Order and co-founder of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, analyzes the past and pinpoints nine distinct periods of human history, each with its world center of power and prestige, and predicts what the tenth will bring by the end of the century. Attali anticipates an unraveling of American hegemony as transnational corporations sever the ties linking free enterprise to democracy. World tensions will be primed for horrific warfare for resources and dominance. The ultimate question is: Will we leave our children and grandchildren a world that is not only viable but better, or bequeath to them a planet that will be a living hell? Either way, he warns, the time to act is now. "Obligatory reading for any reader eager to think imaginatively about the future." —Foreign Policy

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