Landmarks of Tomorrow: A Report on the New Post Modern World

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9781560006220: Landmarks of Tomorrow: A Report on the New Post Modern World

"The reader will find [Drucker's] description of the economic analysis of growth currently confined largely to technical journals and monographs particularly lucid and his observations on the present-day ineffectualness of political thinking are harsh but just . . . a wise and challenging but never an alarming book." --Louis M. Hacker, "The New York Times Book Review " "Drucker is a brilliant and provocative thinker one who refuses to be bound by standard assumptions, and sheds light . . . on many major issues. His writing is salted with wit and pervaded with a basic morality." --Leo Teplow, "Management Review"

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Landmarks of Tomorrow forecasts changes in three major areas of human life and experience. The first part of the book treats the philosophical shift from a Cartesian universe of mechanical cause to a new universe of pattern, purpose, and process. Drucker discusses the power to organize men of knowledge and high skill for joint effort and performance as a key component of this change. The second part of the book sketches four realities that challenge the people of the free world: an educated society, economic development, the decline of government, and the collapse of Eastern culture. The final section of the book is concerned with the spiritual reality of human existence. These are seen as basic elements in late twentieth-century society. In his new introduction, Peter Drucker revisits the main findings of Landmarks of Tomorrow and assesses their validity in relation to today's concerns. It is a book that will be of interest to sociologists, economists, and political theorists.

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