Perhaps the most amazing, and depressing, thing about this collection is the freedom and breadth of the discussion — in a book published by Radio Free Europe, which was more or less the CIA.Â The contrast to the present day’s mainstream discussion is a measure of how badly the American Mind has been closed since the advent of Reagan.
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Technical Advance and the Morality of Power — by Arnold Toynbee, author of A Study of History
The Loss of the Past and the Mystique of Change — by Philip Rieff, author of The Triumph of the Therapeutic
Conformism and the Rationale of TechnologyÂ – by Jacques Ellul, author of The Technological Society
Learning to Live with a Doom-laden Future — by Brian Aldiss, a science-fiction writer