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America's Global Responsibility - Jeshayahu Ben-Aharon

America's Global Responsibility

Paperback Published: 5th January 2004
ISBN: 9781584200185
Number Of Pages: 144

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In a summary of present day social and economic conditions, Beh-Aharon points out the dire consequences of America ignoring its obligations as set forth in the Declaration of Independence. He goes on to explain how the destructive effects of globalisation can be stopped, and progressive social structures introduced. Using a concept developed by Rudolf Steiner -- the actualization of the individual -- he explains how the world arrived at its current state and how an understanding of America's role in the globalisation process will help achieve cultural and spiritual freedom, political equality and economic cooperation in the world.

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Shadow of Humanity: Vices of Globalizationp. 19
The Great Takeover: How America's Political Establishment Became a Tool of Elite Globalization (A Short History of the Council on Foreign Relations)p. 21
Old Social Darwinism and New Economyp. 25
Is America Turning into an "80/20" Society?p. 30
The Global Social Situation at the Beginning of the Twenty-first Centuryp. 35
The Asian Economic Crisis 1997-1998p. 42
Survival of the Fittestp. 53
Joseph Stiglitz's Condemnation of the "Washington Consensus"p. 65
The 77 Group Meeting at Havanap. 75
The Moral Dividep. 78
The Spiritual Origins of Individuation and Threefold Social Differentiation and Integrationp. 81
Threefolding in Historical Perspectivep. 83
The Weakening of the Modern State: Global Economy Rules the Worldp. 93
Modern State and Centralized Social Structurep. 99
Civil Society Comes of Age: A Global Call to Consciencep. 108
Individuation and Social Decentralizationp. 116
Individuation and Modern Initiation: The Spiritual Origin of Threefoldingp. 121
Synergy Between Social Activism and Spiritualized Science and Consciousnessp. 147
The Battle of Seattle and its Aftermath: Elite Views of Civil Societyp. 153
Epiloguep. 167
About the Authorp. 180
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ISBN: 9781584200185
ISBN-10: 1584200189
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 5th January 2004
Publisher: SteinerBooks, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.27