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A Revolutionary Age

  • George D. Snell

Abstract

There are periods in history when troubles multiply, change accelerates, and nations enter an era of revolution. Signs abound in this last quarter of the twentieth century that we are nearing such an era. Our economy is in deep trouble; there is a widespread sense of disaffection; intellectuals find fault with our institutions; dishonesty and crime are rampant; and yet, through it all, technological marvels with a potential for both good and evil are being generated at an unprecedented rate. A revolution is in the making. Whether it moves us toward the realization of our hopes or of our fears depends on the wisdom with which we guide it.

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Eighteenth Century Seventeenth Century Industrial Revolution Business Leader French Revolution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George D. Snell
    • 1
  1. 1.The Jackson LaboratoryBar HarborUSA

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