Human character has always been shaped by struggles against poverty, tyranny, and war. Hudson Institute co-founder and Senior Fellow Max Singer'snew book, History of the Future: The Shape of the World to Come Is Visible Today (Lexington Books), argues that poverty, tyranny, and war will be largely eliminated in the future. Without the struggles that have plagued humanity throughout history, Singer says we will have to find new ways to shape character. In this work which continues the research into the future that Singer began with Herman Kahn a half-century ago, Singer asks the important question: will people really be better off when the whole world has become wealthy, free, and peaceful?
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita of New York University said that "anyone who wants to understand where the world of politics, economics, and freedom is headed must read this book."
Hudson Institute convened an illustrious panel to offer their thoughts on Singer's insightful new work. Joining Singer to discuss the book were Hillel Fradkin, Hudson Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Islam, Democracy, and the Future of the Muslim World; Carol Lancaster, Dean of the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; and Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Hudson President and CEO Kenneth Weinstein hosted and provided introductions for the event.
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