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Visions of Apocalypse: End or Rebirth? New York and London, Holmes and Meier, 1985  In a recent conversation I mentioned the ‘nuclear winter’ hypothesis to a colleague. His response was that he did not want to think about it and found it depressing. I don't.... Read More

The Future: A Very Short Introduction, Jennifer M. Gidley, Oxford University Press, 2017, 164 pp. During the late 1960s and early 1970s there was a brief period when new modes of futures engagement emerged within several mainly Western societies. They helped to support various i... Read More

State of the Future 1998, The Millennium Project, American Council for the United Nations University, 1998, 304 pages, US$ 76, UK£49   In the late 1990s any attempt to grasp the global predicament and draw attention to necessary actions and policies must be welcomed. Th... Read More

The Stable Society, Wadebridge Press, Devon, 1978 The notion of a 'stable society' appears to be an important element in the developing consciousness of the Ecology Party, and a central plank in it election platform. But what does the term really stand for? Are we happy with the ... Read More

Manifesto for the Earth, Clearview, London, 2006 There can be few people in the world better placed to have an informed view on the issues that plague our time than former President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev. His book, Manifesto for the Earth, sets out a brief, but c... Read More

Competing for the Future Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad, Harvard Business School, Boston, 1994, xv + 327 In very many contexts the view ahead is profoundly conditioned by the past. Taken-for-granted presuppositions provide the foundations for arguments, projects, books etc which th... Read More

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