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A Book Discussion on "History of the Future: The Shape of the World to Come Is Visible Today"

Human character has always been shaped by struggles against poverty, tyranny, and war. Hudson Institute co-founder and Senior Fellow Max Singer’s new 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.”

Kenneth Weinstein, Introductory Remarks

Hudson Institute President & CEO

Max Singer, Panelist

Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute and at the BESA Institute of Bar Ilan University in Israel and author

Hillel Fradkin, Panelist

Hudson Senior Fellow and Director, Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World

Carol Lancaster, Panelist

Dean of the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Michael Mandelbaum, Panelist

Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

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