The Future: A Search for Values

  • Mark E. Clark


THE FUTURE: It’s our life, and our children’s and our grandchildren’s. What will it be like? Can all of us look forward to lives more or less like people lead today? Or are there going to be some drastic changes? If major changes are indeed inevitable, can widespread pain and chaos be avoided? Is it true, as M. Giscard d’Estaing, the former President of France, said: ‘All modern day curves lead to disaster’1. What curves was he talking about? What disasters?


Nuclear Weapon Mental Image Nuclear Exchange Ecological Capital Bubonic Plague 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark E. Clark
    • 1
  1. 1.San Diego State UniversityUSA

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